You can always spot a life model within a group of people. They’re usually standing in a corner, looking a bit twitchy.
“Ok ok Go down…..but not too down…Margret Thacher Margret Thatcher….”
said Simeon, suggesting what the model might be thinking.
I’ve never had a male model before, so this was rather novel. In fact, I’ve never drawn a real penis before (that I can recall).
So verrrry interesting. (nice body too)
After the session was over and the nude tucked away his willy and scampered off, Roderick mused aloud that none of us seemed to do any narrative work. He suggested that perhaps it was the influence (i.e fault) of our tutors that we were all doing these single ‘pieces’.
Of course, all the tutors have their distinct agendas. Foz and Gary stress on contrast, ‘visual hierarchy’ within the image and seem to favour editorial illustration as Roderick pointed out.
Information design on the other hand, is just a subject of pure evil.
(Disclaimer: I have some very strong unvarnished opinions on information design, among many other things)
Their tutor (who is clearly the spawn of the devil) seems to have completely brainwashed her students. All they do now is put dots, lines or squiggles on various maps of the world.
The more pointless and anal retentive graphs they create, the more their tutor will praise them (so my informants tell me)
Soon their creativity completely drained, they shall be forced to do her nefarious bidding. Thus populating the design world with statistical charts that are neither visually stimulating nor provide useful or helpful information.
(Disclaimer: in my opinion of course, not necessarily anyone else and especially not information designers. For they long to be useful)
Such a devious scheme I have never known.
Sure, they’ll all have better job prospects and a better knowledge of software packages, but they would have sold their souls (maaan).
The lures of the dark side are hard to resist. I feel myself growing weaker and weaker