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Project 4: Abstract Textured Print

My final print is one that I want to be much more lose with. I’ve started with a print taken from the printing plate having already impressed linen on top to give a texture.

Linen Strips and Textured print

Linen Strips and Textured print

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I’d like to use a series of colours in this print, a light blue, light grey, dark grey, yellow and orange.

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Project 4:Two Coloured Masked Objects

I had originally thought to create a print based on objects I found within the Herbert gallery using painting on the plate and back drawing. But I chose to base the print on a pair of shoes I found, and thought their shape would be simple enough to make an effective two coloured mask.

Children's Shoes 1800's

Children’s Shoes 1800’s

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Project 4: ‘Large Landscape’

I’d seen a view near my house walking home the other day which I took a photo of, as I figured it could be inspiration for my Landscape print. I love the sense of layers in the view, there’s the cars and road which draw your eye to the large houses at the center, and then beyond rows and rows of tree’s mixed in with houses.

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As I looked at this photo I wanted to do a preliminary sketch to help me decide what techniques/colours I’d use in the print. So I did a coloured pencil sketch using different colours to highlight the different layers of technique and colours in my sketchbook.

Sketchbook drawing

Sketchbook drawing

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Project 4: ‘Head of a Girl’

In preparation for doing a print based on the painting ‘Head of a Girl’ I did a watercolour version, just to think about composition and size.

Original Artist Painting alongside my Watercolor version

Original Artist Painting alongside my Watercolor version

Whilst it’s clear they don’t look the same, I don’t mind, I’m not going for exactly the same image but rather a similar feel. I didn’t like how large/dominant the girls shoulder looked in my watercolor version. So I took it out of the print version.

Here’s the print version:

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Project 4: Four contrasting subjects

After visiting the Herbert Art Gallery I felt like I knew what I wanted the subject areas for the prints to be/what I wanted the prints to be:

1. Large Landscape combining several coloured and textured masked, and back drawing. Large rectangular size.

2. Own verision of the Classic painting ‘Head of a Girl’ – face generated by printing on the plate & black by masking the face. Smaller size.

3. Painted objects (shoes, clothes, sewing machine? from pictures taken at the gallery) enhanced by back drawing.

4. Abstract – marks made by textured layers, ink broken down by white spirit, other experimental marks. Medium sized?