Part 2

Coursework, Part 2. Illustration 1 – Exercise 2.8: A subjective drawing.

SUBJECTIVE: Based on, or influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions.

Pick an object and write a list of a series of words to describe it.


  • Compact
  • Digital
  • Hard
  • Matte
  • Photographic
  • Exposure
  • Polaroid
  • Retro
  • Simple
  • Bulky
  • Vintage
  • Old-fashioned
  • Film
  • Old
  • Special
  • Emulsion
  • Filter
  • Black & White

Choose one word from the list you have created.


  • Explore visually and make a moodboard.

'Vintage' - Moodboard



Above is the finished image of my ‘vintage camera’. Firstly I drew the camera on a piece of plain sketch paper, in pencil to get practice the idea of the vintage style I wanted. Once I had aligned everything correctly and was happy, I started to think about what I wanted to produce my final image on. ‘Vintage’ was my centre point – my focus; so I completed a google search which provoked some ideas, and then rummaged through a few of my own things to see if anything popped up. I found a book from the 1960s that my mum had given me and it was perfect. I traced my original drawing of the camera over two pages inside the book and instantly I was pleased with the outcome. I then thought about colours and materials to emphasise the adjective I had chosen, and my starting point was to draw over the pencil line drawing with a ‘sepia’ coloured pen which was successful. I found bits of paper to see if anything would complement my drawing, and I used a blue vintage patterned paper which I felt resembled some of the patterns I had noticed within my moodboard. I also used a handmade Indian paper which contains cotton fibres and flower petals and this added subtle colours giving the desired effect. In terms of ‘filling’ my image, I didn’t physically add much at all, as I felt the text from the vintage book gave an instant fill that I didn’t want to cover, or destroy. Lastly, I used a method which I think is so effective and creative, so I thoroughly enjoyed adding it to my work… Tea Staining. The method can be so versatile amongst various tasks and projects, but most successfully in making something look old, or vintage.

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