Assignment 2 Screen Printing

Stage 1 Sketchbook Work

Some ideas for creating source material from which to develop design ideas.

EI P2 Stage 1bcA necklace with shapes I quite like.

EI P2 Stage 1dEI P2 Stage 1eThe sun went in and the lighting became difficult when photographing.  Interesting pink tinge to the second picture.  No matter what I do I can’t get rid of it.  Each page shows contour line (outline drawing), continuous line (without taking hand off the paper), blind contour (without looking at the page whilst drawing) and non-preferred hand.  I explored small areas using the viewing frame but wasn’t particularly thrilled with the abstraction of the drawings.

EI P2 Stage 1fSplitting the image into smaller parts, rotating, simplifying, colouring and repeating.

Change of subject matter:

EI P2 Stage 1gExploring lines.  Bars, instrument strings, bridge struts and pylons.  Building fascia, window alignment & shape, height.

EI P2 Stage 1hWindows, glass and building exteriors.Fed square close up

Close up of Federation Square civic centre and cultural precinct created in 2002 in Melbourne, Australia.

The designs  on the page above and those below have been developed from this linear fascia.

EI P2 Stage 1jShape simplified, rotated. resized and aligned to create different shapes.  Colour experiments.

EI P2 Stage 1kSoftening & blending the distorted design with colour (left), then bringing the negative space forward with colour (right).  Exploring the positive & negative image in a new alignment.

EI P2 Stage 1LPulling out a shape from the negative space.

EI P2 Stage 1mExperimenting with collage.  Blue/grey base layers with small tonal image repeats.  Complementary colour repeat motif, larger and more dominant.



About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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3 Responses to Assignment 2 Screen Printing

  1. jane b says:

    the negative shape is almost reminiscent of your lizard

  2. Pingback: Assignment 2 Screen Printing: Further sketchbook work | TactualTextiles

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