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Drawing experiments

Drawing: A bit more nature

Simple plant shapes from a variety of visual resources, before adding some to my alcohol inked background. I have one more coloured background but it wasn’t usable as the background was too heavily coloured to see much imagery.  So I … Continue reading

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Drawing: A bit of nature

Having used alcohol inks to colour some thick textural hand-made paper I decided to use them to make a criss-cross accordion book which I’m doing for my on-line flexible book structures course.  But, as I’m keen to practice my drawing, … 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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Etching: Hobbiton

Sepia & a touch of black + 40% translucent on 250gsm Dutch etching paper Sepia & a touch of black, with slight blue highlight in the sky + 40% translucent on 250gsm cream Stonehenge Sepia & a touch of black, … 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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Etching: Hobbiton – preparation

In 2014 I toured New Zealand and visited Hobbiton, the village created for the movie The Hobbit.  I, personally, thought the movie was only average but I love the scenery and special effects. Hobbiton is a marvellous place and would … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 2 – drawing and preparing

Exercise 2: designing and cutting stamps The goal: to explore the possibilities of stamping as a design tool. I’ve decided to use an old favourite image of mine, one that naturally lends itself to wide interpretation; the Boteh. The Boteh … Continue reading

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