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PROJ 1 EMO Submission – PROGRESS

Finally it’s the submission for Proj 1 – MY LINE IS EMO !
*cheers*

It’s been a long 5 weeks working on this project, and making progress from mark-making and monoprint to digital alterations on our lines and to finally printing them out on D-DAY! laughing

Have been rather busy on working on projects, and thus lacking the time to document my process along the way on OSS. But I did not forget to take photographs while I was working so here’s some for sharing!!

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First rough sketch upon tasked with Proj 1

Starting on my Visual Journal, I drafted out certain line works using pen and pencil:

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After being exposed to monoprint, below are some of my experimental monoprint works!

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The marks on the print was from torn cotton wool dipped in paint!

I thought the marks made from the torn cotton wool was rather pretty and could represent fluid and soft emotions.

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The print was done by hand scratches, paper towels and pressure on the paper

^ I was thinking of “despair” and “exasperation” to be represented by scratch marks..

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I made use of cotton wool and the scraping of the paper to create marks on the right

^ I thought of “disgust” when I did the scraping of the paper at the top right corner and thus those marks haha

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I made use of the raffia string and different objects to apply pressure and create marks of different intensities

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This was done by dabbing of the paint brush and drawing lines across using different tools

With the use of Photoshop, I was able to pick out amazing marks from the prints and play around with them to create my EMO LINES. I could pick out the designs and marks from different prints and then blend and merge them together to produce fresh and creative expressions smile Photoshop and monoprint is AMAZINGGGG.

Yet, I still wanted to do some hand-drawn/ handmade works apart from digital temptation. I was inspired by the first group’s presentation on DOTS

An infinite number of forms, with infinite variation, may evolve from a tiny little dot
It is also the beginning of graphic design

and I wanted to try to create an emotional line using just dots… 🙂

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Dots of varying sizes to create both space and density on a strip of paper using 02 and 05 pens

It sure was tedious to use dots to fill up a 25.7cm by 6cm piece of paper, but it was FUN and I was quite pleased with my end product! tongue-out

Also, here’s my amateur mark-making progress and results:

I related emotions to the human body and thus I primarily thought of using different body parts to create very natural marks and then make patterns or exaggerate these distinct prints for a design

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Using my very own hands, HANDS-ON!!

Hands can be use to create rough and smooth textures giving tough and soft emotions. I decided to use define prints and overlap them as seen in the photo below (the last print on the second paper)!

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my thumbprints!

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(top to bottom) Using hard brush, calligraphy brush and finger mark!

I also used toothbrush and bottle cap to create lines and patterns.

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These are some of the beautiful patterns I’ve produced from these very simple household items laughing

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The top 2 marks are made from the bottle cap!

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The top one was from the toothbrush while the bottom was using lines!

The following is a scan of my lip marks HAHA. Trial and error you can tell tongue-out

LIP colour

Colour

LIP b&w

To Greyscale

Check out my next post for the final compositions!

1 Comment

  1. When uploading photos (of monoprint scans) – ensure the image is not set up to thumbnail size – at least medium resolution. In this post,  your photo with dot lines is ok size. The rest of the images is too small.  I can explain in class if this is not clear. The monoprints are rich in detail and the ‘noise’ can be picked up by a scanner and nicely reflected in digital format.

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