Hello Phil! :D
Here is my progress so far and my thoughts on my final pieces:
Thumbnails: I really enjoyed using mixed media to get different interesting effects but I'm concerned about how I will use all of these in my final paintings. ( Sorry if they are too spread out. My thumbnails were all over my blog and not in one place.)
Thoughts on my 3 final paintings:
1) The haunted house which will be a bit like this ( second pic on the bottom) combined with a bit of ink like this one.- The Fall of the House of Usher
2)The gargoyles gazing into the horizon. I am aiming to give them a bit more expressionistic style.-The Fall of the House of Usher
3) The rats gnawing into the straps from the prisoner's prospective. I am still working on the view of this but this is my first sketch of this idea. I like this prospective as it epitomises the fear and revolt of the scene.-The Pit and the Pendalum
Film reviews: I've been changing my reviews gradually and believe I have improved since the beginning of the course.
1) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
4)The Wizard of Oz
I've been doing my research in many different ways throughout the project:
Francis Bacon style was interesting to consider in my painting along with other Expressionists.
I did research on concept artists and visited The Chislehurst caves which was very inspiring. I mentioned Canterbury Cathedral and Sagrada Familia as striking examples of Gothic Architecture and looked into Gargoyles to add to my haunted house. Oh and rats! :)
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