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Project 1 – 2D – Research and Development – (After Consultation / Part 3)

Research on Tate & Wabi-Sabi Style

(Links from & Wabi-Sabi style)

During after the consultation of our 18 outcomes of the emotions, we were given some feedbacks, ideas, styles and website for us to explore and research on, for our final artwork. One of it is, where we can find inspirations and by looking on the ways of techniques that the artists express on their artwork. Another style that we was told to research on after the consultation is "Wabi-Sabi" its one of the most interesting concepts because there is beauty in simplicity. This is one of the styles that I am moving into after some research on the net. 



Finding the quotes for simplicity to keep myself motivated.



Project 1 – 2D – Research and Experimenting (Part 2)

Experimenting  Part 2

It was fun experimenting using objects that can be found in the natural or in supermarket.

It was fun using random leaves that I found in the neighborhood, so I decided to process with the mark making. The results was good, it gives a whipping effects which describes the feelings as anger.  But it was too repetitive which is one of the major problems that I am facing.

By using food can also produced very unique effects. This was one of my favorite biscuit back in my childhood days. After the outcome of the effect, I felt it looked more like a emotion for fear. which narrow down into the emotion, panic.

This was one more interesting object, wooden stick that I found in the neighborhood. When I picked up the interesting branches it looks like a cane which our parent used to cane us pretty badly. I felt that cane representing anger, as our parent used to hit us using cane, whenever they cane us its like a relieved for them. It gives off a whipping effects too, which like blood spreading out of the wound.Overall, it was a fun experience doing the mark making and also finding the right objects to illustrate our emotions in it. What I learnt is that repetitive and too literal icons will not look much appealing to our artwork.

Project 1 – 2D – Research and Experimenting (Part 1)

Researching around neighborhood

While I was walking around my neighborhood to find inspirations for my 2D Assignment "My Line Is Emo". I managed to find something interesting which is the construction barriers. It has a very unique texture and outcome of mark making.


This is the outcome using part of the construction barriers. By  twisting it while pressing it on the paper, It gives a spiral effects and also trying to exploring how to do mark making for the emotions, fear.

Another interesting objects that I found around my neighborhood is the rock! Not the actor "the rock" but its really a hard and solid rock that I found while walking back home in the night. It gave a cloudy feelings which I felt happy while looking it. I called this the "Cloud 9"  effect.



Process of “Mark Making Techniques”

Mark Making “Syringe”

While rolling the black ink on the piece of paper, I used the syringe to scribble around and by pressing my thumbs against the paper to achieve the above prints effect. 

I'm pretty amazed by the outcome and would love to experiment more of it.

Mark Making “Fork”

This is another amazing technique that I used to achieve the above prints effect. By pressing a piece of paper against the black ink and using the sharp edges of the fork scribbling around.

Mark Making “Leaves”

The effects above was done by just tapping the leaves on the black ink on the piece of paper.

It was quite a unique experience and fun experimenting new textures and patterns. 

I'm in love with the process!

Mark Making “Carving”

This was one of the hardest techniques compared to the first few above. Firstly, You have to carve the patterns out using the wood carving tools for the lino and then you have to be gentle and safety always come first while uses this technique. Before carving you also have to make sure that the directions of the image is right.

Although it took me sometime to figure out, overall it was a fun process which we get to experiment all the techniques which will definitely help in our process and research for theme "My Line is Emo" project.

Mark Making Artist “Agnes Ceclie” – Through thick and thin.

This amazing pieces of mark making art was done by Italian artist “Agnes Ceclie” I was amazed by the black ink she uses through thick and thin lines to express her thoughts and ideas behind the painting.  As we can see the expression of a human figure which allows the viewers to think deeper and able to relate to this beautiful painting.


Credits to Agnes-Cecile (aka Silvia Pelissero)