Dawn Gardner Experiment
I am very impressed with the strong visuals Dawn Gardner creates, and in response I created by own experiment in an inspired style (shown below)
To do this I included by Silhouette Illustrations- once tweaked so that they looked smooth and easier to use.
Also, I used my photography from the documented 24 hour life photo shoot. Rather than simply using a certain photo and putting it onto Photoshop, I noticed that Gardner enjoys using different materials. Rather than just picking up random materials, scanning them in and creating some link with my work, I decided to use my work but in the format of another material. Therefore I did a few Sallotape prints of my photography, scanned and photographed them, showing texture through my own photography.
With some of Dawn Gardner’s work she also includes type, with my experiment completed I then wanted to see how it would look if I incorporate some type. However, rather than doing the digital norm, I decided to include my handwritten type from my “Seven” Experimentation and bring something a little different to the visual. The type included are answers to the question “what does it mean to be human?” from 38 different individuals.
It wasn’t simply grabbing work that I have already done and combining it. This experiment used something that I had taken from all of my previous work, for example the spatial awareness of my photography and working with my illustrations from my infographics. The experiment took longer than I thought. This is because I simply had no idea how I wanted it to look, it was a case of trial and error. The main purpose was to create a visual that is different from my previous work and more visually attractive and impressive. I feel as though I have done this, as it looks easy on the eye and uses different aspects of my previous work to create a digitally mixed media visual. I now feel more comfortable to begin thinking about final pieces, and taking the next step with my project.