The Evaluation of my Personal Extended Project

The image below is the overall image that I have created for my Personal Extended Project. The image has been made up of 6 different coloured joiners, with each joiner having roughly around 10 photographs each. This makes up about 60 photographs for my final piece overall.
I created this image using the programme Photoshop in order to successfully crop my original images, change some of the Hue and Saturation levels within some photographs and to, finally, stitch them all together. I am very pleased with how this final image has turned out as it shows my own personal interpretation of colour and how the objects of my life has influenced this final image.
I decided to attempt numerous different ideas of how to place my images together. Firstly, I decided to experiment by trying to form them in a circular way but there was a lot of white space in between the joiners. Because of this, the joiners seemed a little bit lost in the white space so I then attempted to try and form them in a way that would loose the white space.
The second idea that I came up with was forming the joiners in almost a comic book strip fashion. This meant that no white space can be seen within the image apart from some slight white spacing between some joiners and also around the perimeter of the image.
However, this arrangment lost the concept of the complimentary colours at the opposite ends of the original circular design as some of the complimentary colours were now at completely separate ends of the image.
So finally, in order to combat this difficulty I decided to re-arrange my colours around the colour wheel in order to not be in the original correct positions. This meant that the complimentary colours were now on top of each other, remaining in the comic book strip style. This created a really good final image of a row of three joiners and a collum of two joiners. It makes a good compacted image of joiners as well as demonstrating the complimentary colours effect.

Overall, I am very pleased with how my final image has turned out as it shows my own personal twist of the original colour wheel using my own photographs to create joiners (inspired by the research and work of other artists) and using my own personal set up of the colours in a comic book strip style, rather than the original circular image.

If I could have improved this piece, I believe that I would have created even larger joiners with even more photographs in each joiner – ideally, I would have liked to have had roughly 30 photographs per individual joiner. This would have furthur proved my photography skills and my ability to use Photoshop as digital manipulation. It would have also emphasised the idea of the project being even more personal, as even more personal objects, ideas and thoughts would have been placed on the coloured joiners.

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THE FINAL PIECE

This is the overall image that I have created after forming all of my individual joiners together. I am very pleased with this final image that I have managed to create and the overall look of the piece is the image that I really wanted to achieve. I have decided to place this final piece image within a word document due to the large size of the file and it makes it easier to access to the viewer.
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Orange Joiner Section for Final Piece

This final image that I have created for the orange section of the colour wheel consists of 10 photographs and contains the largest amount of images within the contact sheet.
Overall, I am very pleased with how this section has turned out. I found it difficult to find object that were personal to me that were of bright orange colour. This is because it is usually used as a warning colour so it is unlikely to find it on a lot of objects and products.

MY ORANGE JOINER IMAGE CAN BE FOUND ANNOTATED WITHIN MY SKETCH BOOK.

Blue Joiner Section for Final Piece

The overall image that I have created using my individual blue photographs adds up to image individual photographs. I decided for this image, to try and use a smaller amount of photographs but, instead, use photographs that were either very bold or very personal. I believe that this, overall, creates an even more personal stamp on my image. For example, within this joiner, I used a photograph of a teddy bear that has been in the family for at least 45 years. This teddy was originally blue when it was bought new. There are still subtle hints of blue within the object, as well as a slight blue tinge on the background in which it is placed. As well as this, my favourite animated film has also been included within this overall image and a bright bold blue window, which is found downstairs within my house. I believe that this makes this section of my project very personal.

However, this has limited the amount of images that I have used within the overall section. There are only 7 photographs that have been used, compared to other sections that have used at least 12 individual images. I believe that this doesnt mean that the quality of this section is worse compared to others with more photographs, but maybe it could be possible that if I completed this section again, I would choose more photographs to add to the final section.

MY BLUE JOINER IMAGE CAN BE FOUND ANNOTATED WITHIN MY SKETCH BOOK.

Yellow Joiner Section for Final Piece

The overall image that I have created consists of 6 of my own photographs. I found this section really difficult to create as there are very few bright yellow colours that I could find to photograph. Because of this set-back, I decided to try and focus on finding objects to photograph that would be very individual colours of yellow or are more subtle. This can be seen within my final image with the use of a photograph of a street light taken at night, that is projecting a yellow glow onto the surrounding area. I also decided to try and enhance this photograph using Photoshop, to change the Hue and Saturation levels to create an overall, more appealing photograph. I did, however, manage to photograph some images that are very clear and bold yellow, for example, the yellow window section on the top left and bottom right of the image.

Overall, I am pleased with what I have managed to achieve, but if I could complete this section again, I would have decided to try and take even more photographs to furthur emphasise the idea of having lots of subtle yellows to create an overall yellow feel to the image.

MY YELLOW JOINER IMAGE CAN BE FOUND ANNOTATED WITHIN MY SKETCH BOOK.

Green Joiner Section for Final Piece

The overall image that I have created for my green joiner on my final piece consists of 13 individual photographs and is the largest out of all of the joiners that I have created. I am very pleased with how this joiner has turned out – it has not created another image from placing lots of individuals photographs together, but instead has created an overall feeling of how everyday objects in green can influence your emotions and feelings towards the image.
I am very pleased with the images that I have managed to capture and how different each of the images are from each other. For example, one photograph is green-sacked wood piled on top of each other, giving a great feel for texture whilst another image is of a pure green window which is extremely bold and unique

If I could complete this joiner again, I believe that I would attempt to take more photographs that are similar to that of the window – more bold and brightly coloured green with no other distractions within the photograph.

MY GREEN JOINER IMAGE CAN BE FOUND ANNOTATED WITHIN MY SKETCH BOOK.

Purple Joiner Section for Final Piece

For my final overall purple section within my final piece I used a total of 6 personal images. I am very pleased with how this piece has turned out due to the difficulties I faced whilst trying to find objects to shoot. I found out, through experimenting with my household objects, that I had very few objects that were purple in colour.

If I could complete this joiner again I would have added extra photographs over time to improve it and to then finally present it within my overall image of the colour wheel. I would have also attempted to try and ensure that my photographs try and only contain the colour purple and limit the amount of non-purple background that is entering the shots.

MY PURPLE JOINER IMAGE CAN BE FOUND ANNOTATED WITHIN MY SKETCH BOOK.