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My line is Emo Pt 3: Artists Reference

Sylvester Tan

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 - 05:35:56 pm


Hi there again! In this post, I’m gonna explore different techniques based on the artists that I’ve researched on! Let’s jump right into it!

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan is an American artist who creates large-scale installations and sculptures made by everyday manufactured materials. Material such as Scotch tape, Styrofoam cups, Paper plates, Toothpick, and drinking straws were used to create large scale sculptures that often have a biomorphic quality. Read more →

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great choices..please note one of my favorites Tara Donovan has developed amazing "sculptural" drawings before going into art-works, That are usually very large scale

My Line is Emo Pt 2: Mono-prints

Sylvester Tan

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 - 12:19:18 pm


Hey guys! Today I’m gonna show you a bunch of mono-prints I did in class! I did not take any photos of the process but I do have some cool prints to show you. I scanned all of them and some eventually make the cut for my 18 lines!

I brought some materials to class, hoping it Read more →

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..if your self-made tools were "bones" of the project- these monoprints are definitely "flesh" to your emotion evoking concepts. Love the large optimum resolution of the monoprint for the OSS. Always check and avoid "thumbnail" size - as we have the unique opportunity to "see" all the details ("nerves and bloodstreams") that would have remained invisible in the hard copy monoprint.

Mark Making Tools

Gloria Yeo

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 10:52:04 pm

@ Glojira

For my first mark making tool, I wound up brown string onto a pencil.

For my second tool, I tied a string to a screw driver and dangled it over my paper. I quite liked this because the outcome is always somewhat unpredictable and that is exciting:)

For the 3rd tool, I combined a few of the brown strings together and Read more →

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Tags: emo | markmaking

Early Explorations + Mark Making Tools

Gerald Chua

Monday, Aug 29, 2016 - 10:17:58 pm

@ D I C T A T O R

These are the initial sketches that I have come up with to explore with different mediums for expressing emotions.

The mark making tools that I used are as follows:

1. Pandan leaves

2. Aluminium Foil

3. Garlic Mesh

4. Different types of brushes

The Read more →

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Tags: Ink | Lines | Progress
Really like that you have uploaded your original monoprints! they are stunning art work and resource for exciting new works.

Marking Making Tool


Monday, Aug 29, 2016 - 05:09:00 pm

@ Lazybug's Anatomy

My mark-making tools are fountain pen and strings.

This mark is made by fountain pen and ink. I felt that using ink, I can express raw emotions (usually negative emotions). The contrast is strong and the saturation of the ink give desirable effect.

These marks are made with strings. Some of the marks I bounced the strings saturated with ink. I Read more →

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Tags: ink | lines | progress | strings | WIP

Mark Making Tool and its results


Monday, Aug 29, 2016 - 03:41:12 pm

@ Just around the Riverbend

For my mark making tool, I was interested in creating something that would allow me to experiment with Chinese Ink, as I wanted to explore the difference between the textures made by the Chinese paint brush versus a less versatile tool. This is the mark making tool I made out of a wooden stick I found on the ground. I shaved the sides Read more →

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2D | Visual Journal: MARK MAKING TOOLS


Monday, Aug 29, 2016 - 02:15:40 am

@ Amadea Low

Here are my mark making tools:

1. I wound together a ball of wool and wound more thing string on top of it to create more textures with the print.

2. I tore up gift paper into small pieces and bunched it all together to form a “paper brush”

3. Chinese brush

Read more →

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Mark Making Tool/ Hands-on Line Making


Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 - 11:17:33 pm

@ in my domain

However, unlike the inspired mark making tool, this tool was less controllable in terms of what markings it left. Unpredictable even which was what i was aim for.

Below are the prints that were produced!

🙂 thanks for reading 😉

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Project 1: My Line is Emo Pt. 2 - Handmade Marks

Justinne Alethea

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 - 08:38:27 pm

@ tinnethea

Below are drawings of lines using a traditional medium, a pen.

The rigidity that is found in Mondrian’s De Stijl paintings is intriguing, being that rigidity, for me, symbolises suppression – a trigger for fear or uneasiness. I also played with the tones of the boxes created by lines through thinner or darker lines.

Another method of showing such emotion is still Read more →

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Project 1: My Line is Emo Pt. 1 - Tools and Mark Making

Justinne Alethea

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 - 07:58:42 pm

@ tinnethea

Using chopsticks as my handle, I was able to create three different mark making tools. One of my favourites would be the chopstick wherein I sliced through its end so as to create spiky and rough texture, allowing me to produce dot-like effects on paper. Despite it being interesting, however, it did not allow me to make bigger and more Read more →

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