Referencing is really important: Loving these energy


With the proper researches that i did, i had a few references artist in mind. Mainly they are Jackson Pollock, Peter Foucault, Sol LeWitt, a little bit of Andy Warhol and Alexander Cozens.

Lets start with Jackson Pollock! Unrestricted lines! Curves! Strength! Flow! Action!

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My Take:



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I remember one of his techniques was to use the Japanese paper, and making the ink seep through. Hence i increased the amount of ink used on the first sheet to create these. (i had 3 to four paper)


I really love this. The Energy that can be seem merely from these strokes. Powerful strokes (and splattered ink) in one direction





They are mainly created using Chinese rice paper, Copier Paper and with Chinese ink and Poster colour.


Early Monoprints and automated techniques


Monoprinting when i didnt have any reference artists in mind. Just doing whatever that came to mind.


This was very interesting as this print is actually created by wiping the glass table with ink on it. As I realised that it actually creates interesting visual texture, i decided to swirl it to create a sense of direction/movement



With the link on the table(again) i decided to dilute it with water at certain areas and added some paint. I also used the spray bottle(sprayed on table) before gently pressing my paper on top


Another attempt at table wiping, those strong lines at the end are actually…… (fingers)



This idea was actually created by twisting and twirling kitchen towels and pressing them using the machine (inspired by Lipeng’s prints). I really like the mini textured lines that was printed too. And of course, i did not throw the kitchen towels away! They are valuable and they are printed with ink too!


Masking tape creates great block out~ and very clear negative spaces


reprinting of the same tissues?paper?



I used the roller and pressed some ink on one side of the paper. Was thinking of trying out Rorschach Technique, folded the paper into half and this was what it created. It didnt have the same value because the ink has already been half dried? I suppose i will need a wet ink to create that


usually we will only think of using pencil with brass rubbing techinique, however i had this checkered cloth, and was wondering if it will work with ink too? And indeed it did!


This was probably done with tea leaves~


I was just drawing and splashing ink on the plate itself directly


The papers used here came really useful during my creation of lines XD


SPLATTER!! and letting ink drip. One of the more natural way to see how ink flows~ It kinda look like a giraffe with a tree isnt it ww


FUMAGE ON PAPER TOWEL! it was easier to get marks on here..maybe because its thinner? however it is easier to “brown” the surface too


FUMAGEEE on drawing paper. I really like doing this ^^


Fumage on chinese rice paper. Due to the super thin paper, it got burnt easily


Strings and ink. look at those furry ends. i love them


Reprint with clearer details


Mini Flowers?ww


The patterns created by this fern is really unique <3


They look like they are drawn by a almost dried flat tip marker


double print on one surface~loved that “shadow”/depth effect created with each tape


This was another one created with spraying and “cleaning” the table


Rolling the roller multiple times on different paper creates a different texture

This is a gallery of automated techniques and monoprints that i did earlier! As they are all in A3 size, i wont be able to put much of the original prints in my sketchbook and it would be a waste to not document these.

Peter Foucault! and some of my works


With some researching on the internet, i found another artist that creates interesting works! The artist is Peter Foucault.

In his latest series, he created a robot which can perceive sound, making use of sound in the environment to create art pieces! The art piece created is similar to automated techniques due to the end result cannot be predicted due to the never constant human traffic.

Some of his other art works,


Collage + Ink!!!


These impressive lines

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Bridge, 2008 Ink on paper 72 × 44 in 182.9 × 111.8 cm

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Bellows, 2014 Ink, blown ink and collaged antique USGS maps 45 × 48 in 114.3 × 121.9 cm


Whip Series #2 Drawing and blown ink on paper 24 × 36 in 61 × 91.4 cm

Whip Series #2
Drawing and blown ink on paper
24 × 36 in
61 × 91.4 cm

My take on his works~~

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It was initially just twigs and dried leaves when i first started out the monoprint. As i continued on, i didnt want to destroy the design that were made earlier, hence i used the twigs to splat ink and draw lines randomly. I am quite pleased that it came out so nice! Time for more experiment!!


Artist in action


One of the artist that impresses me the more i know about him is Jackson Pollock.






These are the works that i really like from Jackson Pollock. The depth and the movement that can be seen from these random lines. I will definitely try this.


i like these simple, flowly lazy looking lines


the splashes is definitely something that i will try to include within my creations


they look like cute little spirits dancing


Other than the very dense pieces like above, these were a series that caught my attention too! Its not very complicated but with this limited amount of strokes and splashes, the effect and emotion that is created is very impactful.

While reading the interviews found in “Jackson Pollock Works|Writing|Interviews”, i found something very useful.


It is regarding the technique he uses to create some of this art.


The way different papers work is something that I need to considered too.

The sentence he said that hit me really hard.And something that i feel that we should consider about.


“Painting is my whole life…”

Info from these 2 wonderful books:

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-No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on Paper organised by Susan Davidson

-Jackson Pollock Works|Writings|Interviews by Nancy Jachec

p.s. The featured image is a lovely photo of Jackson Pollock and his wife(Lea Krasner) in his studio.


I feel that i am officially an university student now


I realised that while researching artists on the internet is useful, with so many information around, i wasn’t able to get anywhere far with it. Hence, since we have the wonderful resources right at our doorstep, i made a trip down to the library to search for some books in the artists.

Sol LeWitt


I was really impressed at this when i heard it in class


LOOK AT HOW THE LINES ARE FORMED! i really like the density variation of the lines at different places


The precision that he requires and the innovation that he has


making art with a pre-set formula?? interesting!



wall drawing.i like the tonal gradient that was created

Interview about the wall painting which i found very interesting

Interview about the wall painting which i found very interesting


precision formulaic lines. but it created an interesting art piece







Monoprint created by laying a string on top


The first few monoprints from my very first mono printing session!

I was very amazed by the effects created by monoprinting and how each time I print, even though it has the same setup, it comes out different everything. I guess this is the true meaning of monoprint huh.

As i move along doing many more patterns, i realised how it would help us in the assignment of generating emotion lines. The first thought that I had was to just draw on the paper showing all the different emotions. However, that method would be so “dead” and lifeless. As compared to that, monoprint has that uncertainty and the energy that comes through. As much as we planned for something, the final result might be different too.This is was i love about monoprinting.

And also, in order to create more monoprints, i went to Ummi’s house to have a mini monoprinting session (even though i said mini, it actually lasted for around 4hours) With more experience in printing, i was able to get more materials and ideas on how to approach it.

And here are the results!!!

Yes, me getting crushed by the monoprints we did

Yes, me getting crushed by the monoprints we did