Before coming into ADM, I went around researching on the projects and assignments we might have to do throughout the years in the course.
I chanced upon many seniors’ mark making assignments and felt that they were really interesting!
Judging from that, I knew that there will be an assignment relating to mark-making and I was really hyped up for it! However, when the project actually begun, I was at a lost.
Coming from a non-fine arts background, the art/designs that I do are usually digital works, very seldom with paint, pen or paper. Thus, I was pretty afraid that I will not have inspirations, especially for abstract art.
To start out my mark-making exploration, I used the Principles of Designs to sketch out some designs using mostly lines and dots.
I did several little grids, playing with thick and thin lines. Horizontal, vertical and even disconnect implied lines was explored. Each type of line gives out a different emotion. For example, thin lines relates to fragility, while thick lines gives strength.
After some exploration with pen and paper, I headed on next to execute my mark-making exploration with newsprint, paint and ink!
Stay tuned to my next post to see how the exploration went!
Till then, xoxo,