Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Module Five – Chapter ELEVEN – DESIGN FROM LANDSCAPE
For this Chapter students are asked a) to decorate a good number of papers first with flat textures and then with relief textures and b) make line drawings of shapes found in source images from Chapter 1 and using flat textured papers to translate these drawings onto black cards to make a range of landscape designs to be used in next Chapter.
As in all this Module I chose to use only white or off white on black, after the feast of colours of the preceding Modules!
The following collection of decorated papers was inspired from images of rusty surfaces from Chapter 1.
Papers have been separated into three groups according to the decorating techniques used on them.
Papers from this group are mainly obtained from black ink and bleach, some of them with the addition of rubbing with a white crayon after the bleach was dry.
Group 2 – Rubbings of white or black crayon on contrasting papers.
Group 3 – China ink applied or scraped back with different tools, sponges, corks
Also this collection of textured papers was inspired from images of rusty surfaces from Chapter 1.
Each paper has been identified with a number.
1 – Pieces of string on acrylic gel
2 – Seeds on acrylic gel
3 – Foam medium applied with a palette knife
4 – Sugar on white glue
5 – Different samples of tissue papers
6 – A momigami paper plus white gouache
7 – Bits of scraping paper
8, 9, 10 – Gesso and oriental papers
11 – Momigami paper with frayed edges and white gouache
12, 13 – Masking tape and white acrylic
14 – Old newspaper, distressed, painted
LINE DRAWINGS AND DESIGN IDEAS
I made line drawings of a group of source images from Chapter ONE and I translated some of them into design ideas using flat textured papers.