The Batsford Prize: Interpreting Nature – Final Outcomes

These are the final outcomes for The Batsford Prize project. I think my favourite one is the Phenomena/Northern Lights one – I just love the colours against the tree silhouettes! I made the background using Brusho (one of my favourite mediums) which was a lot of fun. It’s nice to just play with materials sometimes and not try to ‘create’ anything specific. Although obviously it had a purpose, it was quite freeing still to be able to just create some abstract colourful stuff. The only thing I’m not too keen on is that it looks very smooth and digital, which isn’t a bad thing – it’s just not what I usually do. I don’t usually have anything this refined and smoothed out but I still like it. I might print another one to hang up in my room. 🙂

The one I like the least is probably Petrichor. It’s a thing that – once explained – most people recognise, but when it comes down to it, it’s so hard to visualise and put down on paper! It definitely felt (and probably was) rushed as well. I didn’t have much time to play around and experiment with it. Never mind, maybe I can revisit it some time in the future and try again.

Psithurism is another favourite – probably thinking about it, it’s my favourite out of the three. It’s still quite smooth and refined but you can definitely see the inky brush marks which I love (it’s a thing that frequents my work, it’s almost like a weird trademark thing for me at this point). I chose Autumn colours as that’s definitely when I notice Psithurism more! I actually made a video of it for The Sketchbook Project – very soothing to watch and listen to. It’s a nice, bright and colourful addition for my portfolio I think. It’ll help break up all the dark black and white stuff for The Sketchbook Project.

Really excited to put my portfolio together now! All to be handed in Monday 16th January, then dissertation and then we’ll start the Major Project. Exciting times! 🙂

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