Other than each of the individual lines, i also focused on the overall flow and presentation of the lines. I made sure that none of the lines that look similar are close to each other. From my final submission, some how out of subconscious, all the lines are connected and they seem to flow in a circle(wonder if anyone can notice that), it is like how i mentioned, no matter what emotions, they are all linked to one another.
Individual Lines Analysis
All the emotions are written, or should i say hidden among the lines. To me, words are made up of lines too, they should be part of the line, not a separate existence.
This is done on a transparency sheet, and i have purposely let the inked part exposed, like how after we exposed ourselves, we might feel embarrassed.
Method: Pushing and pulling and swirling the transparency sheet on the stained/remaining ink on the glass tabletop. Some parts are diluted with water while some parts are kept as it is.
Method: Mono printing with a branch of dried leaves and small flowers. Didn’t know what to expect but interesting weird results. The leaves (left side) even created prints that look like human legs.
Method : Mono Printing
Method: Multiple mono printing with masking tapes
Method: Monoprinting with Garden String. Love this effect this particular string gave as compared to the usual strings.
Method: Splattering of chinese ink randomly and and it drip. Adding lines using glass deco ink after that.
Method: Monoprinting using a small roller and…..?
Method: Brushing of chinese ink using the dusting brush.
Method: Monoprinting with scrunched and rolled up kitchen towel!
This is one of the magical effect created again by the garden strings. I was immediately certain that this feels bizarre to me and it is one of the earliest emotion that i have choose and decided upon.
Method: Monoprinting with Garden strings
Method: Monoprint with crushed pieces of paper
Very much inspired by Alexander Cozens who use random marks to create landscape. If you flip it around u will see a mountain range
Method: Collaging different pieces of crushed paper left from monoprinting.
Method: This is done by pressing down and making mark on the whole A3 paper, without dipping the brush back in for ink again, hence creating the gradient effect.
Method: Monoprint with kitchen towel. Crush and place them randomly, let the ink and towel do the magic!
Method: Varying strength of sqeezing the glass deco ink out of the bottle (since my hand will run out of energy) the zig zag lines magically created, and also the wonderful line weight. It feels like how lyrical magical musical rhythm, doesn’t it?
Method : this was actually the third or fourth monoprint. I liked the lines and effects, didnt what to waste it so i added blotches of inks randomly using a twig and pressed it down with the giant roller. It was really spontaneous when i am doing it, simply feeling the flow and energy of my work.
Method: Confident brush strokes in one direction. I love the energy that was presented to me and it felt like what aggression should be like.
This whole process started out unsure, confused about what was I supposed to do. However, the “blind churning out of works” evolved when more works are created and after i done proper research. As i went on this journey, everything become more clear. I was doubting what i had created would make its cut, but after finally completing everything, I was proud (at least a little) of what i have created. This has help me to venture into areas where i would not have gone into previously. I started to appreciate the different styles each different artists have, and how to use this knowledge in my works.
Thank you for following me throughout this journey.