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Last week I learned …

December 9, 2013

Last week I learned to use a timer, did some drawing exercises and attempted multiple plate printing.

In a bid to perfect my drawing skills I spent 30 minutes looking at a brass weight; drawing it from different angles, 🙂  with various types of pencil and charcoal and in varying sizes.  Each exercise was carefully timed so it was important that I used a timer. This procedure I hope to do each day so that I can ‘generate ideas and produce a series of marks and shapes’.  (so they say!)

On Saturday I went to my Printing Class and I learned to print an image using three different colours. The results,are perhaps not works of art,  but a basis from which I can learn.  So the vital lesson learned is that to use a timer is pretty easy; the rest is a work in progress and I will not as they say ‘give up my day job’.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2013 3:31 pm

    the timer is such a good idea – focuses the attention and I like the combo of red and green in your print

    • December 9, 2013 3:34 pm

      It [the timer] did just that … I tried with out and I got frustrated, Yes green and red is pleasing artistically so I am told 🙂

  2. December 10, 2013 3:49 pm

    I like the print. If not “art,” it might have other uses, such as gift wrap, or part of a collage . . . I own a motel, so whenever I have something I like, but it’s not really terrifically exciting or meaningful to me, I think, I’ll hang that one in a motel room . . .

    • December 10, 2013 4:06 pm

      This is is good advice … and you are not the first to recommend collage ; so I am bracing myself to rip them up!! 🙂

      • December 10, 2013 4:13 pm

        Ha, mostly for collage I use junk images (like old magazines). But since it’s a print, you could always make another run later.

      • December 10, 2013 4:20 pm

        Oh! yes I can … that is the beauty of a print this was a first run and already I have improved the image. But I haven’t done collage before; I am old school … ‘art’ has change much since I was at school!

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