WATER

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My photography as initial inspiration for my water project

INITIAL INSPIRATION

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.

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 Colour pencil drawings inspired by my collaged images

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Drawings created inspired from my collaged images

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Further developmental drawings from my own images exploring the effects of  different marks and materials

EXPLORING WATER SURFACES THROUGH COLLAGED PRINTS

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Collage of gel pad prints

A collection of collaged prints inspired by the surface of water

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Stencils cut from prints and the projection of light

ETCHINGS

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. 

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Etching printed onto white paper

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Etching printed onto a background background painted with acrylic inks

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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.

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Sketchbook page developing wet on wet technique

FINAL COMPOSITION

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Striped vs Stripped, 124x156cm