Category Archives: AG1086A Concept Development
I had a trip last weekend in Edinburgh to explore this question and find outside what inspires me…. I explore by literally exploring places of interest – the sketchbook page below shows what I found during my trip and what I found relevant ….
The latest issue of Computer Arts featured an article about designing UI for the iPad, the article showed how to approach a UI design from a technical and artistic side.
It was great to see a design feature in Computer Arts about UI. This shows that this area of design is still ”new” and is an upcoming ”trend” topic.
From here I’ll be able to learn about the UI design process from the latest technology (iPad) and keep up to date with new graphic techniques in this area.
Graphic design is such a broad area for me – in terms of interface design, it’s extremely important. I’m influenced by many graphic design / art movements – the art and designers in my sketchbook inspire me and I hope will influence the way my practical work will look from a visual perspective.
Destroy X (also known as Amelia Arsenic) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in graphic design, music AND fashion – her work ranges from designing jewelery to designing websites and branding other companies to creating clothing lines and releasing albums.
Her aesthetics consists of bold colours, strong roots in Constructivism design and creating harsh and hostile images – below is my sketchbook page of Amerlia Arsenic.
In my previous mind map I highlighted certain areas which motivated me as an artist and what I like visually… These area’s include:
I really like the idea of graphic design, mixed with fine art with marketing value – I think it’s something challenging and intriguing as an artist, if I can fit this in with video games I think I can come up with an interesting concept.
However another area I am interested in which I feel stands out or clashes with the topics above is fashion.
This is an area of art that I feel very passionate about and I feel it affects all of the areas I have listed above. It is a really niche area, but most of all in the context of games it is very overlooked.
Below is sketchbook page that highlights my interest in fashion. I’ll be ”sketchbooking”more ideas and blogging about the other areas that interest me as an artist, visually.
Please click the the thumbnail for full view.
The mind map below is a visual representation of the database I posted earlier here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah2jJZ1yA-jYdDExeWFGRjZxVWJFV09MbHJ4OHI1NUE&hl=en_US)
I wanted to visually link all my interests and subject areas together to see which concepts overlap each other.
For Concept Development, I want to take apart each concept and explore them in greater detail and try to find out more about the concept(s) itself as a practice and see if I can introduce a possible project outcome.
(click for a bigger view)