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Mark Making Tool


Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 03:05:30 am

@ Wabi Sabi

For the first week of class we were asked to create our mark making tool.

I was quite confused. What is a mark making tool?

I started collecting random stuff from the kitchen. Mushrooms, broccoli, a fruit net, dried prunes, chilli and some  vegetables. (HAHA)

I dipped them in Chinese ink and started stamping Read more →

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i have received your PDF last time But there is an error  - can you upload it again please or bring to class soft copy..not sure why

My line is emo: Fails (and how I salvaged it)

Viena Lee

Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 02:29:49 am

@ Viena Lee Lin Tsin

The pain of expectation of vs reality strikes closer to our hearts as visual artists.

Fail #1: Every detail is important

So I came across this very cool thing online, and it was done by Charlotte X.C Sullivan. It is called bubble printing.

Being a #Gobigorgohome kind of gurl, I decided to give it a try.

Here is a video of me doing it:

And Read more →

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Oh my gosh - these are useful for next year freshman..and for my Final Year students hahah thank you for resources

Decalcomania and my artist reference, Max Ernst

Amelia Yuliana

Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 01:42:40 am

@ Meils

Decalcomania comes from the French word dècalcomanie. Which derives from the French word decalquer, which means to transfer or copy.

It is highly used by surrealists artists that use the technique to achieve different patterns solely due to the process of chance. It is first created by putting ink or paint on a surface such as paper, and then another paper is placed Read more →

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you have a good grasp of the fundamentals and of alternative techniques for mark making..there is nice understanding of past artists' theory and practice. You may use these powerful tools regularly in a production of work and see how you can combine them with industry - standard technologies.

Process: Deriving emotions from mono prints and hand drawings

Amelia Yuliana

Monday, Sep 05, 2016 - 12:12:58 am

@ Meils

Olla! Here is an update on how I have managed to derived a few of my lines from a combination of trial and errors which includes mono printing, decalcomania (my own method) and also some hand drawn ones as well!

To my surprise upon doing one of my mono prints, was that after scanning it looked like rubbish to me. I Read more →

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My line is emo: The power of scanners

Viena Lee

Sunday, Sep 04, 2016 - 10:40:33 pm

@ Viena Lee Lin Tsin

The best part of this project that that we are able to explore different techniques and methods.

It all started with this. a line of long folded triangles pasted together. Initially, I wanted to make it as a form of 3D texture art. However, I was not convinced with this end result.

So I consulted Ms Ina who suggested me to scan Read more →

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EXCELLENT- i love Tara Donovan..this is just a start. you can develop entire series of work just using that technique

My line is emo: Monoprints

Viena Lee

Sunday, Sep 04, 2016 - 09:47:16 pm

@ Viena Lee Lin Tsin

To kickstart our project, we were told to try out monoprints. Monoprinting is pressing an inked plate onto a variety of inks, tools, and items to create different types of prints. The beauty of monoprint is that one can achieve a huge variety of prints by experimenting with different methods, and that no print will ever look similar.

Here is a video example Read more →

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Project 01: My Line Is Emo

Gerald Chua

Sunday, Sep 04, 2016 - 02:36:16 pm

@ D I C T A T O R

Line 01 – [ANGER] Irritation

Line 02 – [ANGER] Rage

Line 03 – [ANGER] Torment

Line 04 – [FEAR] Anxiety

Line 05 – [FEAR] Horror

Line 06 – [FEAR] Hysteria

Line 07 – [FEAR] Tension

Line 08 – [JOY] Bliss

Line 09 – [JOY] Exhilaration

Line 10 – [JOY] Relief

Line 11 – [LOVE] Compassion

Line 12 – [LOVE] Desire

Line 13 – [LOVE] Lust

Line 14 – [SADNESS] Despair

Line 15 – Read more →

Tags: Emotion | Lines | Print

Artists Research

Gerald Chua

Sunday, Sep 04, 2016 - 01:32:36 pm

@ D I C T A T O R

Ed Moses

Ed Moses focuses on the profound possibilities and challenges of abstract paintings. His personality makes him choose the unknown over the known, thus his works are experimental. Most of his works are repetitive, all-over patterns of non-cursive and vertical strokes.

Resin Paintings & Paper Pieces were structures of diagonal parallel lines that zigzagged from left to right. Achieving a balance between Read more →

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Project 1: My Line is Emo


Friday, Sep 02, 2016 - 11:48:57 pm

@ danielle koh

Hello! For this project, I’ve tried a few techniques. The first one would be monoprinting which contributed significantly in creating the lines. They were produced digitally after scanning the prints.

After scanning the prints, they look like these! The trashbag seen above made the print shown in the picture below (on the top right corner).

other prints are created by taping scotch Read more →

I have enjoyed well organized and finalized the review of your process; you have combined your resources and artists with drawing successfully, resulting in a lively series of forms - in which emotion and line are fully integrated. Start working on project 2!  

My Line is Emo Pt 4: Self-Exploration

Sylvester Tan

Friday, Sep 02, 2016 - 09:08:56 pm


Hi guys! I am very excited about this post because I actually tried out something really cool and fun! But firstly, I want to document down what I have done way before I was introduced to OSS:

I wanted to document down all my work in a physical visual book at first, but I find Read more →

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nice video!!