The goal: To turn solid shapes into line drawings, create variations on the theme and translate these into a workable design to print.
Stage 1 of this exercise started by using photos of Walking Irises in my garden. I developed and abstracted the flowers and added other components.
Stage 2 I worked on the individual aspects and created a composition, culminating in an etched solar plate ready for printing.
This final stage shows the printed images including the best print, hand-coloured (seeing as I’m enjoying my Inktense pigment pencils so much).
Great outcome, learned a lot from this exercise and the resulting prints.