Weekly Reflection 6

24/10/18 – 25/10/18

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Written: 18/11/18

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1. Observational drawing

That week we drew another pile of chairs. This is my second time drawing the chairs.

We were allowed to choose parts of the construction we wanted to draw and come up with a composition ourselves.

I like how it came out (even though I wasn’t able to finish it completely). I like that I managed to capture the contrast, shadows and light that was there. The composition I came up with is, in my opinion, good but not too intriguing. This time I didn’t place the objects in the centre so it’s a little more interesting and effective. To improve I should have worked a little faster and maybe more expressively but overall I am happy with my drawing. The size of the paper was double A1, materials – charcoal.

2. Printmaking

That week I continued with experimentation for my independent project (Sense of place). This time I made some drypoint prints and tried digital printing using the bypass tray for the first time.

First sketches and positive drawing monotypes:

My drypoint prints:

The scene: My prints represent the villages in Lithuania. The white stork (bird) is the national bird of Lithuania and they are a common sight in Lithuanian villages.

The first one is a regular drypoint print and the second one is the exact same but with multiple colours (that process is called “la poupée”). I am happy with my prints and I think they were a success – they are clean and bold.

Later that day, I experimented with digital printing:

I used the same prints from before for digital printing. First, I changed the colour of the print and then printed another colour on top using the bypass tray. I don’t think the prints were suitable for this process as they didn’t have any flat blocks of colour but I got to know to the process which I really liked. I’m definitely going to do more experimenting with digital printing in the future.

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The end.

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