This is a positive step towards a more productive mode of study, where I will be able to generate more considered, realised and meaningful work.
Meeting with John (moving forward, where to focus):
Create a LIVING ARCHIVE
Look at other artists/ designers/ illustrators
Methods for generating Contextual Research:
> Systematic Reading
> Questioning and surveying
Reflect on findings,
then INVESTIGATE (do it!)
This part of the course is the foundation, the good, hard rock to build the project upon
This is where we assess:
In other words:
(The quality and quantity is down to me.)
Show mistakes: This is where you learn.
Like using another language to describe what you do.
Just do it.
Do it well.
Do as much as you can.
New Work Plan:
> Two Hours a day: relaxed work
Project first > Context second
Move narrative forward (remember it is not anecdotal/personal)
> Monday timetabled session plus 2 days a week
How much can you get done in 2 days only?
exercise in Practicality and Discipline.
> Monday evenings: Reading immersion
> Summing Up
FIND A RHYTHM
(this may take a while)
(More effective when I have me time)
The lack of structure for an illustrator: it goes both ways.
Next term: develop a "subgroup" of narrative creatives (Harry, Jo, Justin). An illustrative network.
A group to discuss STUFF you have DONE.
Will attend review of Full Time work with rest of FT students as a means of "signing off" and helping find where I stand.