Exercise 2: What If?

Coursework 1.2, Creative Arts 1.2 Creative Arts Skills, Creative Arts BA (Hons), Project 2: Developing Creative Skills

I explored an innovative approach to colour blending and image creation through a process that involved fragmenting, collaging, combining, and isolating. This process was an extension of the work I did in the skills hub “Painting with Colour.”

The process was:

I took the gradients I painted early in the “Painting with Colour” skills hub.

I then cut them up very randomly into a whole bunch of fragments and arranged them on another white piece of paper.

I then filmed a series of shots of the piece:

Finally, taking screenshots of how places in the film where the colours had blended through the movement of the camera.



  • My ability to experiment with new techniques and embrace unexpected outcomes demonstrates my adaptability and creative problem-solving skills.
  • The final images showcase interesting shapes and colour blending, highlighting my aptitude for identifying aesthetic appeal.


  • One challenge was navigating the balance between randomness and control in the process, especially when cutting up and rearranging the gradients.
  • Additionally, capturing the colour blending in the final images through camera movement required a level of precision that was difficult to achieve.

Development Opportunities:

  • I can develop my skills in colour blending and camera techniques further by experimenting with different materials, tools, and methods.
  • Additionally, I can explore other ways to manipulate and arrange fragments, such as digital editing or layering.

Reflection: This approach has taught me the value of experimentation and embracing the unpredictable nature of creative work. By stepping outside of my comfort zone and challenging myself to work with new techniques, I was able to create unique and visually appealing images.

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