What's Next?

After taking the time to reflect on both my previous degree work and my personal practice, I have explored my current ways of working and the skills I want to develop and improve.  I would like to have some clear goals for this course that will enhance my personal work and take me to the next level of my career.

2D illustration wise I would like to work on the concept of a 'Well-being' book.  An activity book.  I have started this over the past few years and have a mixed bag of designs/ideas/activities to work with.  It is far from finished and it needs to be collated in to a thoughtful order.  This is something I really want to focus on completing.

This will also encourage me to learn a new software as I want to understand how to use Adobe InDesign to lay the book out ready to get it professionally printed.  I currently make my small books and zines by hand, but for this bigger book I would like to have it printed.

Where my 3D work is concerned I want to focus on collecting and exploring natural forms (working on Photography skills and observational drawings) and create more realistic textures and designs with my ceramic and sculptural work.  I still want to link a narrative to this, so I will develop my story writing and poetry skills along the way.

Finally, I would like to create a Professional Portfolio using InDesign to lay out photos and scans of my artwork and then add descriptions/dates/material information on the opposite page.  This could then be printed in a 'coffee table book' style and is something I could display at shows and as my portfolio at the end of this course.