My photography as initial inspiration for my water project
From my images, I was inspired by the movement of light and the distorted proportions of the body. Initially, I explored these ideas through collage and drawings. For this project, artists such as Brice Marden and David Hockney played a role in my inspiration.
Colour pencil drawings inspired by my collaged images
Drawings created inspired from my collaged images
Further developmental drawings from my own images exploring the effects of different marks and materials
EXPLORING WATER SURFACES THROUGH COLLAGED PRINTS
Collage of gel pad prints
A collection of collaged prints inspired by the surface of water
Stencils cut from prints and the projection of light
After creating several drawings experimenting with different marks, materials and colours, I wanted to experiment with a different technique. I created an etching and explored the idea of making a print from an etching for my final piece.
Etching printed onto white paper
Etching printed onto a background background painted with acrylic inks
Lukas Floating, 120x80cm
WET ON WET TECHNIQUE
Using acrylic inks, I experimented with the wet on wet technique. Varying the size of the brush, the amount of water and inks, I was able to create a variety of effects. I used cling film to create a marbled effect that reminded me of water. I also used a hairdryer to direct the movent of ink creating another visual impact.
Sketchbook page developing wet on wet technique
Striped vs Stripped, 124x156cm