Mark Making

 

Mark-making is always a good place to start. At the start of my first university project at BCU, we were encouraged to draw in a different way to what we were used to. Quick, timed drawing activities using different media and tools were useful as a starting point to the project, especially when drawing from a physical object in front of you. These drawings were taken from shells and stones, and also a piece of rough embroidery.

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Acrylic Paint

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Acrylic paint with sponge, scratch and smudge, scratching into oil pastel.

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Screen prints sliced and rearranged over black ink splatter and oil pastel shapes.

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Meat mallet with emulsion paint.

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Rubbing off an oak tree in oil pastel, acrylic paint marks made by painting a leaf and transferring to page.

 

From those first initial sketches, I progressed into using colour and more creative tools and media. I started to look at layering and deconstructing/reconstructing marks for effect which was a large element of the work that followed the mark making process.

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