Assignment 2 Screen Printing: Further sketchbook work

EI P2 Stage 1mFollowing on from my post of 1st May where I started to develop some source material for design ideas I’ve continued working with the collage I did.  These orange motifs came from the negative space that resulted from repeating one of the original shapes I took from the fascia of Federation Square.  Note: Refer to previous sketchbook work for details.

EI P2 Stage 1m croppedBy layering and overlapping these cutout motifs I created further interesting  sharp edged negative-space motifs to develop further.

I photocopied, traced, resized, coloured and moved these shapes around.  Some of this was done on Photoshop and some by hand.  I now have a comprehensive library of sharp, jagged motifs, some of which sit quite well together to form a more complex design.

EI P2 Stage 1nEI P2 Stage 1pWhilst I’m only posting these photos now, the ideas have been brewing for a while and continue to evolve.

A couple of the shapes I took with me to the Prints Charming screen printing workshop and cut simple templates from paper which were discarded at the end of the day.  I also used them to cut away Vilene and print with the Drimarine K dyes.

These couple of pages of work may not look a lot but I’ve got countless paper motifs, in every size, that I’m constantly playing with – overlapping them, arranging them in numerous configurations, spacing them evenly/unevenly, turning them, combining them, discarding them, etc..  However, to photograph every minute of my experimentation may be a little over the top.

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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