We went to Brighton and did life drawing at there.I have draw some pattern on the rock by using watercolour.It can show the details on the rock.Then I focusing on the street performers,because I have done the research about popular music in Brighton,I think that is also a culture of Brighton.I have tried to use different kind of drawing materials and I found the colour pen is the best choice for me to draw people.It can be drawn very detail and different colours show different character.
I used different colours of oil-pastels to draw the silhouette of the street performers and used the view finder(the shapes are come from the rocks I have drawn yesterday) to search some interesting patterns.The idea of drawing the silhouette of people is from the last week project that we have practiced draw in a quick way.I think it is a good way to get ideas.
I have chose a street performers as my character in this project.And I have create a story for him. He is a mods when he was young and he like modern jazz music.As he became old,he become a street performer and play the music written by himself on the street.I used different kinds of fabric to do collage to develop my idea from the rocks have pattern on it.I think it is more interesting to use fabric create the pattern rather than pen.Then I make some 3D models of rocks by using fabric.I really like the effect of combining fabrics which have different texture.The idea I have got from the 3D models is make it into a decoration on beard.I'm trying to do some funny designs which can make the character clearer.
The instrument using by the character is an accordion and I have got idea from the folded part.I used different fabric to present the effect of folding by using different sewing methods.Then I got an idea of using the fabric which has the folding effect to make a collar and connect it with the decoration on beard by using thread.I like to do experiment with fabric,because it can let me know the differents between fabrics and choose the right fabric to do my final outcomes.
I have done research about mods.It said the mods often wear tailor-made suits.So I develop my idea(the collar) into a suits collar and connect it with the decoration on beard by using fabric.I'm satisfied with my final design.I think it can present the personality of funny on the character and also his background of mods and musician.After presentation on this afternoon I think I need to write down text on my sketchbook to let the other know what I am doing.