Looking at aspects of a previously selected drawing.
Surface Texture: I concentrated on the background. Samples include stippled fabric using a wing needle to produce small holes, paper punched with an awl to give ticker-tape effect, commercial stamps using printing ink, stylus, cotton bud and finally bubble wrap all using acrylic paints.
Recording colours: The bottom sample shows the pens I used when drawing the piece initially but as the image has been photographed, scanned and reproduced several times the colours have altered as the image has been printed out. Acrylic paints were used for the main sample. The yellow has had a tiny touch of grey added to reduce the saturation without turning it green, the orange comes from yellow, mid orange plus a touch of grey, the greyish colour is white with a little grey and purple added. This was originally just a plain grey pen but now, after the reproductions, it has a definite purple tinge. The black is just carbon black.
Discovering shapes: The ‘comma’ shape has been done as yin & yang in paper and using a brush with acrylic paint. The ‘spine’ shape is painted Lutradur cut with a soldering iron. The petal shapes are folded washi paper cut to shape and opened out. I have included a drawing from the previous exercise showing the overall simplified shape outlines.