During 2007 I participated in a unit called 2D Media Processes at QUT that involved drawing, painting, printing etc. All good stuff that I had missed for so long. This is a scrap book of what I did each week. It records some lecture material, pictures, links and work that I created.
The 3 colour lino print from last week is finished and I managed a run of about 13 prints. Registration was not to crash hot but I think they came together pretty well for a first go.
The prints of the telephone pole were done on a white block that could be etched in like lino but harder wearing.
Finally the light grey one is an etching in thin film - it's supposed to be a ceiling fan.
This is a 3 colour lino print to be printed on A4. This is a preview of the print as it is currently still halfway through the run. Hopefully it will complete and I'll have more here soon.
This week I started the printing stream of the unit. Beginning with a photo of a face we each took a square and cut it into lino. After reassembling the lino we printed several complete versions of the face on A2 paper. I printed several version of my section on coloured A4. Finally we sliced the lino cuts and did several "jumbled" versions.
Depicting a bowl using four distinct methods of painting.
My portrait uses only red, blue, yellow and black to create a pointillist style work. The pink bottle is a monochrome work. The table scene starts from a monochrome work in red and builds colour on top.
Colour theory, colour wheels, complementary colour, secondary colour - you name it - it's colour. These took my eye from the lecture. The madness of the top right is brilliant and the swirling line of the middle of bottom is incredible.
Here's a bit of colour wheel theory
Figure sketching involving short and longs period sketching in charcoal and pencil. Also some sketches of my shoes.
Variations on a cat. The first picture is a scanned from a book. The following are abstractions of the image.
Figure drawing by the boat load. And all its various abstractions. Checkout http://www.tate.org.uk/ for some brilliant and loopy inspiration. Some fascinating interviews with the movers and shakers.
This week we were also introduced printing. Not that its a new subject just that we'll be split into tiers either doing printing, movies or multipls(?). I'm quite taken by the idea of printing and these have spiked the notion.
As a group our class was set the task of sketching a large still life on one, long, piece of paper. The media was charcoal and chalk. These are the pieces that I completed.
If your scratching your head for a decent colour set try here: http://kuler.adobe.com/. I was a bit suspicious (or to be honest - plain disinterested) but after having a look I'm getting a few ideas for the site.
Small sketches of striped fabric in scrunched up arrangements.
Beautiful use of shade to produce form. The bottles are computer generated so they are fairly sterile but still...
Still life sketch in the studio at university. It turned out pretty well but my little web-cam does it no justice. I'll take a better pic when I get my hands on a digital camera. Homework was to sketch scenes from my home - this is the kitchen.
Check out "Ashes and snow" (child to the left) - a very neat photographic flash installation.
Taking a photo of a face, dividing it into 9 equal squares and giving each square to a person. Each person then copies the square using pencil onto a piece of A2 paper. There result is something like this. My part was the left middle area. If you would like to see what the rest of the class produced click here to see a power-point presentation of their work. The other pictures are self portraits.
These images were photographed by the lecturer in a drawing studio in Korea.
The most basic of visual elements are: