Title: A Dabble in Politics500 Words
Looking back at my original brief, my project has changed considerably both in concept and deliverables. I would say that originally I was transfixed on showing how versatile I can be as a Graphic Designer. However it was highlighted that I was stretching myself too thin, which was true, even though I had cut my initial project ideas down to three projects I decided to collaborate the best ideas from three projects to one, as the governance of the British Political system has more or less effected all of these concepts including the recession war ethics,, Mp Scandals and false government ideals as well as the possibility of dissolving Parliament.
The project itself was also eye opening as I began to realise that I have an interest in politics whilst I was attempting to illustrate daily from press releases from unbiased sources as BBC Politics, trying to determine my own personal integrity within Politics, as well as who I would possibly vote for in the 2010 General Election. The earlier problem of not being perceived as versatile seemed to fade as I realised that I could be a versatile illustrator conceptually within the world of politics. In addition it was raised that it could be a good idea for the characters within my political illustrations to interact more with each other, so that’s when I decided to use the houses of Parliament as a foundation to depict modern political incidents, as the Houses of Parliament is the symbol of British Politics, I felt that it could be a good idea to show how unstable and corrupt British Politics is at the symbol of British Politics.
Using Houses of Parliament as a foundation was also conceptually challenging as I had to configure what I was trying to creatively communicate from my own interpretation of Politics, as well as the scale of drawing Houses of Parliament was initially quite daunting to illustrate. I am quite pleased that I haven’t used Photoshop to add depth to my work instead I have relied on smaller detailed line making and watercolour paints in selected parts that I feel are needed for incidents of conceptual hyrachy within the composition.