Early Explorations + Mark Making Tools

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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

IMG_4232IMG_42304. Different types of brushes


The bottom left section is made with Tool 3, using the garlic mesh. The rest of the 3 prints are made from Tool 1, using different parts of the pandan plant.


This mono print is made from Tool 4, using different brushes with Chinese ink. 


The above mono print is made with Tool 1 and 2.


The above mono print is made with Tool 1, 2 and 3.


The above mono print is made from Tool 2, strings and masking tape.


The above two mono prints are made with Tool 1, 2, 3 and strings. The garlic mesh showed results of an interesting pattern by itself. The prints made with garlic mesh and aluminium foil looks geometric while prints made with pandan leaves and the strings looks inorganic; this balances the whole composition.

The second mono print is made with the leftover ink from the rubber piece after the first piece, showing greater contrast. The negative shapes allow the viewer to identify the difference between the textures of objects.