So my time at the Oatley Academy continues. Just over half way through, and I'm still learning immense amounts from it. A lot of it is information I've picked up over the years, but it's condensed into what I would consider a really understandable form, though I know there are others in the course who are struggling a little with some of the latter homework. I think my masterwork studies over the years have definitely helped me get to grips with what's being explained. I should also mention here which I might have done earlier that the course I'm currently doing is a composition-heavy one. But damn if it isn't making me look at artwork in a totally new light a lot of the time. So many subtle things I would have missed before.
While I've been doing the more serious tasked homework, I've also been thinking about my ideas for the ultimate goal of taking the class, which is ending up with two finished pieces. The theme of the work is taking an existing film set in the ordinary world, and transposing it's characters and narrative into an extra ordinary one. So my film was Silence of the Lambs, and i'm turning into a dark fantasy setting, where the FBI is a holy order of demon hunters recently open to women, and Lecter one of their worst captured demons.
These are just my first initial musings. I'd like something of a Brom-esque aesthetic to it, but as i gather more inspirational ref, it's likely to fluctuate. Also dabbling with the idea of having it be pushed stylistically in terms of character design, since that could be where I'd like to take my portfolio. Enjoy!