Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    So I've just started my Art GCSE course and my sketchbook is a mess. My current artwork is okay but is gradually improving. Do you have any tips on how to make Art books look prettier? Will you get marked on your work at the beginning or ending after progress?
    Online

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by L36)
    So I've just started my Art GCSE course and my sketchbook is a mess. My current artwork is okay but is gradually improving. Do you have any tips on how to make Art books look prettier? Will you get marked on your work at the beginning or ending after progress?
    Layout your pages carefully, so where the writing will go and images and postcards etc. Make sure you are creative so add pockets or design something or buy embembellishments.
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    TOP TIP- DON'T PANIC!
    Firstly think about the layout and how you present your work, it can make a big difference and enhance your drawings! Try using watercolour wash backgrounds, and darken parts of the page using coffee (or a tea bag!) or you could use masking tape and acrylic paint to create an interesting background effect. You could also create more interesting titles by cutting letters with different fonts out of an old magazine or newspaper. Try not to worry about making mistakes- it's part of being an artist! You can also get more marks by saying what didn't work in your drawings, and how you went on to improve it. Another good way to boost marks is to take lots of your own photography. You can then use a computer to add different effects to your photos, which is all part of developing your ideas and saying why you like it and how it links to your theme.

    Your work normally gets graded officially at the very end of the project- so don't panic at this stage!

    Hope this helps Good luck
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Did TEF Bronze Award affect your UCAS choices?
    Useful resources

    Study tools

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Thinking about uni already?

    Thinking about uni already?

    See where you can apply with our uni match tool

    Student chat

    Ask a question

    Chat to other GCSE students and get your study questions answered.

    Creating

    Make study resources

    Create all the resources you need to get the grades.

    Planner

    Create your own Study Plan

    Organise all your homework and exams so you never miss another deadline.

    Resources by subject

    From flashcards to mind maps; there's everything you need for all of your GCSE subjects.

    Papers

    Find past papers

    100s of GCSE past papers for all your subjects at your fingertips.

    Help out other students

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.