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Design Play: Exercise 5 – Textures – Part 2

‘Other World’ Print Plates In my post of 18th January I looked at both internal and external textures with a view to planning my Other World project print plates.  The aim is to produce several small prints to be mounted … Continue reading

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2019 01 28 Image of the week

Continuing working with design play exercise 5 I chose one of the images and explored what I could achieve using Photoshop CS6.  I’ve never had much in the way of formal training on Photoshop but have used on-line help, forums … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 5 – Collecting textures – Part 1

Goal: To create a resource of both found and self-created textures for future reference and to stimulate ideas. I’m planning my next print project which will involve producing prints from textural collagraphs and as I have fairly specific imagery in … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3 – Final design & prints

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 … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 9 – Line studies

I’m jumping around with the exercises in the book and missing some out as I’ve done similar things multiple times in the past. The goal: To explore the power of a line and the nature of a line versus a … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3 – Creating a design

The goal: Take line drawings and create a workable design to print. After my initial drawings of irises and grevillea (very loosely translated) a couple of weeks ago I spent a few minutes messing around with floral bouquets and was … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3

The goal: to turn solid shapes into line drawings and create variations on the theme. Part 1 For one day only, late last week, my Walking Irises came into full bloom.  I had a sea of green, white and purple … Continue reading

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