Monday, July 25, 2011

Sumer sketchbook Day 4 – Personalised ground and ‘learning your lines’

I’m lagging behind, but task after task I’m slowly following Sian’s race!
For today I prepared a monoprinted ground with yellow and lime green thinking of my lemons and sliced these up for a change. As a marker I used a biro this time. My monoprint was an attempt to suggest lemon inner small lines.
Many slices …
Day 4 one
And just one HUGE slice …
Day 4 two

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer sketchbook Day 3

Today I was feeling a bit bolder, so following Sian’s new tip for day Four I used a felt pen on a wet page and let it go!

Day 3

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer sketchbook Day 2

Today I changed my marker to a fine tip felt liner (0.4) and made a simple still life composition, a small raku vase and a lemon.
The greenish background was a total surprise: I sponged a bag of Hibiscus tea and got a pinkish red that dried to green !??!!? And now is a cold grey.

Day 2
And for check and fun I used this photographic pencil sketch effect on my Iphone photo, I like it better than the real thing! A sketch of a sketch ….

Day 2 for fun and check

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Module Five – Chapter Four – A CLOSER LOOK AT EDGES

 Sheet ONE – Frayed, snipped, threads withdrawn
Fabrics: evenweave cotton, aida, linen
 Sheet TWO – Snipped, twisted, sewn, knotted, frayed, threads withdrawn
Fabrics: cotton poplin, polyester, jersey, cotton blend

 Sheet THREE – Melted, dragged, pinked, knotted, distressed
Fabrics: wadding, Kunin felt, poplin, tulle netting, cotton
 Sheet FOUR – Cut, sewn, twisted, frayed, fused
Fabrics: synthetic net, linen, cotton, wastes


Summer sketchbook 1

A first try! Background stained with Chinese tea, drawing with a soft pencil (4B)