Tuesday, 26 April 2011

My Colour Palette! :)

I have created a colour palette to help me with my designs, based on my research. The colours that have most caught my attention were the very bright, bold one's associated with Jeffree Star, Gay Pride and Cross dressing. I feel that these colours are reminiscent of celebration, which I like. I don't feel that anybody should be discriminated against for their sexuality or what they choose to wear.

My colour palette page, sorry it's not the right way round.

Unit 7: Design Methods in Art and Design.

For this Unit I have been researching into Equality and Diversity. I created a mind map and have been looking more closely at different topics within this mind map. I have used shape development through out, which I feel has helped me to not limit my imagination.
From looking at Equality and diversity, I was given the topic 'Sexuality' to research into. I started off by getting the dictionary definition of Sexuality.

-The condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex.
-The quality or state of being sexual, one's need for closeness, caring and touch.
-Concern with sexual activity.
-Sexual identity.
-Sexual character or potency.

From this, I created a mind map, and researched in to and used shape development fo different aspects of sexuality, such as sexual orientation, sexualised images, transvestites, androgynous dress, etc.

Below are a few examples of my shape development and research.

Shep development for Sexual orientation.

Shape development for Grayson Perry.

Page for Transvestites.

Shape development for Nan Goldin.

Page for Gay Pride.

Page for Jeffree Star.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Unit 4: Communication through Art and Design

For this brief I have looked at Brand's ways of advertising. I have looked at Chanel's No 5 television advert, I like the way it is made as a short film, and imagine they would have spent a lot money to create it. I feel that this advert is very effective, and portrays the brand image well.

I think that using television to advertise a product is often a lot more effective than advertising in a magasine or on a billboard. I believe that this advertisement creates a sense of longing and desire, the colours used are rich and warm, and the song they play 'Billie Holiday- I'm a fool to want you' sets a classy, soft and elegant mood.
I feel that Chanel have taken every aspect of this advertisement in to consideration so that it accurately reflects their product and persuades viewers to buy it.