Friday, 9 June 2017

Wolf - Oliver Theobald

For my Research Methodology Unit I chose to research the Wolf. I chose the wolf because I think it is a really interesting animal, and its an animal that is rarely brought up. As I began my research I found out many weird facts about this fascinating animal.

For my 1st Image, I replicated the style of an artist that I had found Luke Dixon as I also like working in intense detail as it really reveals the details of the image. I used a black fine-liner pen so that the fur of the wolf was crisp and sharp.

As I started experimenting with a wide range of materials, I thought that water colour would give me the change in fur colour that I was trying to accomplish. I really like the outcome of this image as I consider water colour painting to be one of my major weaknesses.

A4 pencil of a wolf standing in the snow, found on a wildlife documentary and drawn from a still image.

On this my final image I thought about my animal and its habitat and realised that the animal would disappear if the environment around it were to vanish/be destroyed. So I created this image using Photoshop so that people can see if you take away the image of the wolves habitat then there would no longer be a wolf.


For this unit of work I decided to analyse flamingos and how they work in their different habitats. I completed this painting using both oil and acrylic paints. I decided to use a matte black background to emphasise the bright pink colours of the flamingo's feathers.

This is a small acrylic painting on canvas. It depicts two flamingos walking along a tropical beach habitat.

This is a print I completed during the development stage towards my final piece. I decided to focus on flamingos in their different forms and habitats. For example I looked at how flamingos form flocks to help defend themselves from predators. I used overlapping as a technique when printmaking, this created a flock of flamingos.

After many stages of development I created a series of postcards for my final piece. I used felt and other materials to create 3D forms which I then scanned into Photoshop, where I began editing them. Overall I am pleased with how my developmental work turned out and my final piece, I believe they capture the different forms and aspects of flamingos.