Experiments With Technique or Media

AlexRelaxing

Magic Marker Studies of Alex

Sam Watching Fish - Tissue Paper Collage
Watching Fish

Photo Collage - boys with pen and ink studies of their current 'precious things'

Photo Collage – boys with pen and ink studies of their current ‘precious things’

Nan's Pots: Watercolours over acrylic paint

Nan’s Pots: Watercolours over acrylic paint

This is a post to collect a lot of odds and ends really. Trying out different techniques and bits and bobs.

The photo-collage of my two boys with the pen and ink studies of their ‘precious things’; that’s just a nice thing to have. I think I should do one every year, to see how they grow and change, and how their passions for their objects change too.

At our illustrators group, Courtney Dicmas set us the task of drawing something we treasure, in a medium we were unfamiliar with. Hence the drawings of Alex using magic markers – something I am continuing to experiment with, more to be uploaded at a later date.

The pictures of nan’s pots are really quite small but I love the watercolour over the thick, slightly shiny texture of the white emulsion paint. That’s not how you’re supposed to do it, but I like the all the accidental mark-making.

I’m quite keen on the tissue-paper studies of Sam watching the fish. I like the minimal look, the flatness and simplicity. But it’s a fiddle to do.

But is any of this me? The MA is for me to find out.

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