As this is my final project of the course I’m aware it’s important to try and chose a subject or area that I can showcase my ability/ how my printmaking has improved. In the course material there is a suggestion to try something very different, and for me that would probably mean doing something abstract. But I don’t think this is the best time to try something I’m not used to doing and have no idea about how to do ‘well’.
My current thinking is to produce a series of prints based on a reworking of a series of prints that Eric Ravilious produced. My inspiration comes from a book called ‘High Street’ written by J.M.Richards & Illustrated by Eric Ravilious.
Below is a photograph of the final prints alongside each other. I will explain more about the decision making process and evaluate my outcome in the rest of the post…
I’ve been trying to produce the final prints for this project for the past week or so now but my results aren’t exactly what I hoped for.
Below is a photo of my first attempt at one of the designs I’d drawn in my sketchbook. It didn’t go to plan…
First attempt of Chine Colle print of sketchbook designs
In my last post I mentioned using a drawing from my small sketchbook as inspiration for a print. I’ve taken that sketch and reworked it by changing the scale and a few elements by re-drawing it. Here’s the result below:
Original drawing of ‘House with Chimney’
Reworked Sketch of original ‘House with Chimney’.
I wanted to give myself a chance to get used to the chine colle method and the combination print before having settled on a final design for the project. So I found a lino block I’d cut in a previous project, based on a house across the road, and set about figuring out a way of incorporating chine colle.