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I’m Leigh, but I’m known as autumnicity on here~ I’m a shy teenage girl from Canada, and I’d love to talk if you left me a comment… I use Photoshop CS3 for digital art, Flash CS4 for animations and Copic Markers for my traditional work~
Some things I like are:
:bulletblack: Art. [ especially drawing, photography, animation ]
:bulletblack: Running and netball
:bulletblack: Being outdoors and appreciating nature
:bulletblack:The colours green, blue and black (shh, black's a colour)
:bulletblack: Reading; singing; playing the ukulele and the drums
:bulletblack: Baking and cooking, especially for others
:bulletblack:Friends <3
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"Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos." ~ Stephen Sondheima
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Time has really flown by, and now it's time to do my independent project! I'm really nervous, since this gives me the ability to work for a few months solely on something I want to, with the expectation that I produce at least three finished, well crafted, and conceptually strong pieces. Sooo, I thought I'd share some of my general ideas/preliminary research and hopefully get some opinions from you lovely people?

Concept 1

Exploration of typography and graphic design

Alright, so this might be a little bit of rambling, but I really want to get my head straight on this. I think typography is absolutely beautiful, especially when applied in conjunction with graphic design, almost in an editorial design sense (see the first image, below). I would need to come up with a concept, but I think tying words and quotes to objects and feelings would be really nice... Does anyone have any advice about typography, or some resources if they've explored it before?
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It's really hard for me to put into words what I want to explore with typography, so I'm just going to insert a couple of pages with my notes. The first is more of a basic research on why typography matters, and the second is me looking at typography and symbols.
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Concept 2

Portraiture and expressionism

It's no secret that over the last year or so I've slowly become obsessed with portraiture. What can I say? I love capturing people and reproducing their "essence" as well as their looks. (That's what I especially like about typography sometimes - it has a simplistic graphic portrait of someone and a "label" like word for them - it shows that there's more than just the appearance being taken into consideration). That tangent aside, I'm not really certain where I'd go with portraiture, especially on a conceptual level. Identity and "angst of the human soul" seem very overdone... :T

The following pictures of my investigation include some really difficult questions for me to answer in terms of what I aim to achieve in my work. How can one piece of abstract art be better/more successful than another? Is realism or expression more important? How can mood be conveyed through art? Does the subject or the light/colours of a picture portray is concept better? How do similar pieces feel different? Why use watercolours? Why do "colourless" things have so much colour in them, and how can I capture that?
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And finally, I looked at the concept of maybe exploring scientific drawings, and attempting to use the style to "classify" humans? I think I (maybe) explained it better in my notes:
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Wow, if you (attempted to) read all that, I just want to thank you so much for taking the time to explore my thoughts on my independent project. If you have any feedback, any at all, please do not hesitate to share it with me. Have any of you committed to a big art project before? What was your experience like?

    xx Leigh
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