Week 13: Project Update

During this week I am still working with my Comic book – “Inside Me”, which I try to express the personal understanding about his course with my major in drawing. In the past week, I finish the basic setup of the book. For instant, like the numbers of page in book, the narrative and the hero, the style of drawing, the pace the story and the simple way to present the theme clearly. This is the most important and difficult part in the process of creation. At the same time, I will declare more details about my book.

There are 24 pages in my book. The reason is there are 24 frames in a second real-time in animation. It reminds me that some time the dark thoughts flashed through our mind just in one second. Therefore, the whole story happen in 24 frames and the most essential point is I will illustrate the story, as well as the pace of the storyline in the total number of pages.

This is one of the pages in my comic book.fullsizerender

In next week, I will finish the drawing. Fortunately I have already finished 1/3 part of the book. Hopefully I available finished before next Friday. I also think about the comic book is only use ink technical or add some color.

Week 12: Personal Ethos

The Golden Rule” as a border line to reminder us never cross the reminder line. It is the basic line. There are more details and deep in social life and personal disciplines. Due to the different disciplines we belonging, some of the rules we are not familiar with. As the incident happened in Virginia Tech shown on the material of this week. Normally there is not a exam in design department, but we enable to imagine the scene in creative drawing class like that: The tutor illustrate the theme of new project is Egg. After whole week working, students present their drawing works with different personal ideas, may be an ostrich, sun, ball, baby and Da Vinci. This is the result when students works individually, may be they are inspired by the previous works, but they combine all together.

I believe everyone has individual Golden Rule in mind. It likes an alarm to reminder personally never cross the line. I have no idea about how it works in other disciplines. But in art and design area, cheating and copy are easy to recognize. The ability of creation is the most important part fro artists and designers during the process of create. Image and color are the most popular ways to present ideas and concepts. At the same time, visual is the essential and impressive way in memory. Thus, when we found some art works are familiar with, which means that it is appeared in previous experience. Given the original creation of artworks is the basic rules for the artists and designers.

Week 11: My Impression of High Education

After watched the two videos, it reminds me tall the memory about my experience in universities. Before I began my university life, I imaged a huge number of pictures about what amazing life will be like and what kind of professors and classmate I will meet, as well as what kind of acknowledge I will learn. But when I graduated I realized that all are the different.

I experienced three period times that I study in university. First of all, I study fine art in China Academy of Art, one of the best art institutes in China. Plenty of experiences of all professors have their specific understanding and variety background guide the students in the process of create. In my opinion, broaden the horizon and access acknowledge in diversity disciplines is necessary and important in undergraduate step. It will offer an exactly direction when narrow down. Therefore, after I graduated from CAA, I apply MA in curating contemporary design in Kingston University London. Due to the four years studied in CAA I realize that exhibition display is my research area. The discipline of curating and museum exhibition has a long history in London and high reputation. During I studied in London, I tried to attend the real project in museums to know how to running an exhibition as a curator. After I graduated I worked in Beijing as a curator. Two years later I think I need to back university to learn more skills to support my future works. Then I choose Tech.

Students have different requires and expects for universities in different situation. It is hard for professors to find the balance in class. Sometimes the research area of most of my classmates is not mine. Thus the aims of why we studies in graduate school are need to clear. Also communication is also important not only with professors also with students form different areas. As I understand, the goals of high education previously, may be 100 years, is offer an access for students to learn acknowledge and information. Along with the development of technic, there are a great many ways students received and learned acknowledge. So, the duties of high educations are not only a platform to show the development of social society and civilization but also promote far more behind it. Given the experience I have, the impression of high education is a place to stimulate searching and hunting what I am interested and need.