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Monday, 1 November 2010

Integrating Theory and Practice- The Brain

Draw. Work by Hand & Utilise Your Creative Brain 
(Principle 1&2)

      Right Brain     
      Childlike, Playful, Experiments, Creativity
These two painting created by Merello presents emotions and has variety of colours. By the brush strokes, as well as the pictures of sun, houses, and fields indicated that the artist had a playful mind whilst created this. The image at the left reminds me of my childhood when I drawn pictures of a house and the sun in the corner. I could instantly tell that the artist used the right side of his brain, because it's more childlike, playful and curious. 
The painting below shows that it a portrait of someone. I consider he used mixed media for this. I like the use of colour presented and how he drawn straight onto the canvas without over analysing things.

Left Brain

Analysing, Clarifying, Structure, Editing and Evaluating.

Jonathan Burton (Illustrator)

This is a look inside Jonathan Burton sketchbook. I can see that here he has started to analyse his idea a bit more, by explaining this process (reflecting). This shows that he is gathering his thoughts into paper. I believe that he used the left side of his brain to work out and solve problem.

As well as expressing his thoughts into paper some might not like mass of writing so to keep it visually interesting he added some thumbnail sketches. The sketchbook has his ideas on how he will design this final outcome.

There are 2 illustrations below. One on the left is showing his end illustration result and on the right is the final computerized one (added with colour).

To conclude I like to say that both sides of the brain works best together. The awareness of using these two can support more effective creative process. I found this week that information graphics is one example of this. So you get a mixture, one side is visual artwork which engages with the eye and second the analysis that connects with your mind.

This is Jonathan Burton work showing the process of how he got his end result. He began by trying to solve the problem of how ‘showing 8 people together in one room all facing each other’. He then created a sequence to help him establish different ideas to make it happen. Jonathan had drawn his ideas and notes on the page. He used pencil because it is simple and easy to be erased when making a mistake. The sketch presented tells me that he translated different ideas to solving the problem and ideas from his head to paper.

When completing his thumbnail idea sketches. He moved on experimenting using his right side of his brain.  His experiments are mainly detail pencil drawing of the characters at different positions. Here I can see Burton working out how the characters will be arranged.
Once solving this problem, when observing his end result i fold that the 6 suspect are in colour and this is the hierarchy I’ve noticed. Also noticed that the view was sketch from above, this made it clear how each person looks at others in this illustration. Jonathan Burton said that ‘The project was so rewarding particularly when piecing together all the scene and characters’.

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