GETTING STARTED 1.0 THINKING ABOUT ‘THE EVERYDAY’

I made the following notes regarding possible starting points in response to reading ‘Some pointers’ by Dr Emma Powell on pg.17 & 18 of the coursework:

HOW DO YOU FEEL?

DO YOU FEEL A BIT ANXIOUS ABOUT STARTING YOUR SKETCHBOOK?

As the theme ‘the everyday’ is very ‘open’, I am a bit unsure about where to start exactly, but I will use the starting points as mentioned on pg.18 of the coursework, to help generate my first ideas.

ARE YOU WORRIED THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO SHOW YOUR WORK TO YOUR TUTOR AND YOU DON’T THINK IT IS ‘GOOD ENOUGH’?

Although I am excited to start, of course I am a little bit nervous about showing my work to my tutor, as I have never had any formal art training. I love drawing and being creative and I hope that my work will be good enough, but I won’t say I am extremely confident about it at the moment.

ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT YOU HAVEN’T USED A SKETCHBOOK EVER, OR FOR A WHILE?

I am a bit worried about using a sketchbook, as I usually prefer to draw on loose sheets of paper. I just find it more flexible and easier to work with. I will have to consider how I am going to make the transformation or how I am going to work to include both in the process.

ARE YOU CONFUSED BECAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW THE ‘RIGHT’ WAY TO DO A SKETCHBOOK?

Yes, I am a little confused at the moment, but I hope that throughout the course I will gain a better idea and understanding of how to use a sketchbook not only for this course, but also in general. I hope to find my own style and to use a sketchbook in a way that works well for me, both practically and creatively.

NAME: Juanita du Toit

STUDENT NUMBER: 522438

COURSE: Illustration 1: Illustration Sketchbooks

The Open College of the Arts (University for the Creative Arts)

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