D-I-Y

Two week D-I-Y, autumn 2015

PART 1: Illustrating a norwegian folk tale through photos

 

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PART 2: Playing with the use of objects, staging of objects and a personal system of symbols. In many ways inspired by still life and surrealism. I am not sure if the pictures illustrate the poems, the poems illustrate the pictures, or that the pictures are a sort of continuation of the poems? Anyways the poems are written by me mainly through the method of automatic writing, as some surrealist sometimes used themselves.

Graphic short story – take 1

Course: “Visual storytelling”

Task: To make a graphic short story of  Raymond Carvers short story Whoever was using this bed.

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Theres a coulpe of things that needs to be fixed and tried out before I’m satisfied, but it felt good to be (almost) finished with something during a course.

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Soppens Fantastiske liv

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My semester assignment. Finished today!

Montage with 10 pictures plus threedimentional objects illustrating different facts about the mushroom, and conveyed through the genre of fairy tales/myth/storytelling. Illustrations for children. My main goal was to experiment with different techniques and materials, looking for a visual style I like and may continue to develop.

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Interested in taking a closer look? Einar Granum is open for outsiders tomorrow between 16-18.

Portraits, process and documentation

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The first two weeks at school consisted of drawing portraits of a model half the day, and the second half drawing self portraits.

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I mentioned the oil pastels in my first post (with the self portrait), and that it was instructive to something I’m not that comfortable with. For example, the first self potrait down on the left side, turned out to be my favourite.I think it has something extra. And maybe it captures a part of me that I’m not so much familiar with? I used 10 minutes on it and with the oil pastels you can’t make any corrections. So in the future, I’m going to continue doing things, once in a while, that I don’t like, because it might turn out more interesting.

This weeks course at school was photography, emphasizing documentation of art work. I have leared more about using a camera in general, and the tricks to get good documentation. Really useful!