Friday, 9 December 2011

All up for assesment!

Today is the end of term 1!  Phew! that all went a bit quick!? I presented my work to Kathy and Daniel yesterday, which went 'alright', though I did feel a bit gabbly!!

here's my space set up for assesment
mouldmaking examples, sketchbooks, technical file + artist research
my monoprint series of bikes - which turned out quite well in the end!
and I finally made good out of all those bits of broken resin!

Now it's off for 4 weeks and back in Janurary - lets hope for some snow!!!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Printmaking Sketchbook

Final day of printmaking... here's my sketchbook process!

introduction to collagraph
experiments in collagraph
chin colle and different papers
monoprinting (with j-cloth ink pad...NOT VERY GOOD!)

experiments with acetate
transfer experiments
working with colour
using my drawings
layering, layering
Lino printing
2 - plate lino
experiments with colour and paper
two new plates
experimenting some more
new set of collagraph plates...
just not working how I wanted them too :(
creating 'wallpaper' with the lino
successfully experimenting with monoprinting
developing some new drawings
some monoprint rejects
and other experiments that didn't make the series

working on a secondary large scale print
and the collection of collagraph prints...

...which due to excess ink...
....or too damp a paper...
...just didn't 'hack it' as a series
I do quite like the way the orange one (on the right) 'shakes' however!?

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Life Drawing

Last of the term!


5 minute warm ups
20 minutes...struggling today...too long in the body??
20 minutes...just too 'heavy' all over
20 minutes...great pose but perspective difficult!!
20 of the session but bum too big!?

(and I decided on using pencil today)

5 minute warm ups
20 minutes...'weight' better than yesterday and more detail in the face
20 minutes....nice natural pose but struggling with that back leg??
20 minutes...good top half, too bigger hips for the bottom!?
Should have detailed the seating....
20 of the session...need to work on hand and feet detail a bit more
but other than that..pretty happy!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Lino Printing

I worked with lino for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed the process. It woke me up early today so I've come online to look at some images. here's a few I've found, including this great introductory source page

I love the mark making and texture of
Clive-Hicks Jenkins
Beautiful birds by
Mangle Prints on Folksy

Love the dramatic colour in this by
 Gary Hincks
from Stuart's Critical Printing blog (which is excellent!)

Sharon McSwiney
I like the shape, style, composition and colour here

It really lends itself to surface application, like this from craftjuice

This one from Valerie Pica also reminded me of Henry Evans who I stumbled across the other day.

The detail in this print found on famous lino print artists 
is incredible

Kathe Welch
The simplicity of the tree line and surface is interesting here

Leanne Graeff
has some beautiful illustrations. I especially like the lighthouse in this one!

Love the two-tone and depth of perspective
in this print found on Sarahmade

Great colour and composition from Rock That Horse

A good detailing the process on Matt Richards Illustration