Monday, 29 November 2010

Printmaking Sketchbook

 A few scans of drawings and plans from my printmaking project, ie. The One-Eyed Doe. As I want my work to be really layered, I find it best to work into my drawings with different coloured pens, otherwise they become way too messy and difficult to understand. My book is full of drawings, developing different ideas and concepts, but these are a few of my favs :)











 As my digital collages so far have surprisingly not taken very long, (about an evening each, and the final piece only requires 4) I estimate that when it comes to creating my final piece it won't take very long. Also, as the piece will be assembled in photoshop then digitally printed off, I will easily be able to construct the pages of the twist book and produce several copies :) I already have each page planned out, so I know how to assemble the final on photoshop ready to be printed, which means I can spend a little bit longer on thoroughly developing all my concepts and ideas. Also, as I have several plans for each page that I really like, I am tempted to create two different copies, one portraying the death in a softer light and that it is a natural thing, while the other is harsh filled with sadness and despair for the doe... so that the viewer can choose which they like better depending on their own view towards death, meaning the piece will be more personal to its audience. All I need now is to produce a few more prints (etchings and monoprints, as shadows and moods you can create with these processes work very well) then I can start on the final pieces. I didn't go into the studio last week as I was feeling really ill and only got a few hours sleep the night before. I have been feeling quite sickly on and off for the past week, although a lot of people I have spoken to have been sickly as well so I think it is probably a bug going round :( Thankfully, I can still produce my digital collages from my bed, so I won't fall behind :)

2 comments:

Jinesh said...

nice work emma
i really like the first and the last drawings. i like how you show all the veins in the first image and i just like the design of the last image. nice work :)

Emma Black said...

Thanks a lot :) The last one is the image I turned into an etching, its one of my favs as well :)

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