I wanted to take a realistic view to how the plant moved, even though it plays only a very small role in showing how time passes I wanted to look at how plants actually do behave. So in doing this I took what I knew about them from A-level Biology and researched to find the term: “Phototropism”- This basically breaks down as to why plants tend to face the direction of the sun because the suns direction alters their growth. The shaded side of the plant elongates more than the unshaded side due to auxin molecules concentration, making the stem tilt toward the light source for better photosynthesis. I shall use this information to deal with the plants appearance and the direction of the sun in the sky.
Plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu, (2015). Phototropism – corn. [online] Available at: http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/plantmotion/movements/tropism/solartrack/solartrack.html [Accessed 4 May 2015].
In looking into ways of seeing time pass in a short period of time, I came across time lapse photography. A way to make this seem to happen could be removing one frame after a frame I wish to keep so that the animation seems more choppy at the point where the grass grows and the flower blooms.
I also looked at how other films have shown how time passes. This is a screen capture from the film Seventh Son, which shows how they used multiple things such as seasonal change cloud movement, moon and sun change etc… in a time capture photography fashion.
My sister Joanne just gave birth to her first baby boy (finally after three girls). His name is Cathán, and because Joanne always has me down at her house taking pictures of her children as they grow; for example Tiarn’as first photo shoot was at 4 days old and then I ended up painting her in oil’s:
This time though I have got myself a new toy for Christmas; the Nivida Shield tablet, and after searching the web I found Photoshop as a downloadable application.The tablet comes with a drawing stylus etc…, and this was a big selling point for me, along with its 2GB of ram which is damn hard thing to find on a mid range tablet (because I’m not made of money). Anyway back to the point I decided to get some experience with it so here is the stage for drawing baby Cathán:
Something mike told us was to start drawing and see what happens. So I started to doodle on the computer on pixlr and out popped a genie:
Just shows me that this is a good way to get ideas that sometimes I wouldn’t draw otherwise.
More practice with perspective drawing working from a horizon line:
I now have a better understanding of how to draw someone in perspective from mikes instructions on where the person is on the horizon. He told us we would be able to see this by closing one eye and having our hand out in front of us, helping us tell where the horizon line is, which is when u cannot see the palm or top of the hand: