Finally it’s the submission for Proj 1 – MY LINE IS EMO !
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!
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!!
Starting on my Visual Journal, I drafted out certain line works using pen and pencil:
After being exposed to monoprint, below are some of my experimental monoprint works!
I thought the marks made from the torn cotton wool was rather pretty and could represent fluid and soft emotions.
^ I was thinking of “despair” and “exasperation” to be represented by scratch marks..
^ I thought of “disgust” when I did the scraping of the paper at the top right corner and thus those marks haha
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 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… 🙂
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!
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
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)!
I also used toothbrush and bottle cap to create lines and patterns.
These are some of the beautiful patterns I’ve produced from these very simple household items
The following is a scan of my lip marks HAHA. Trial and error you can tell
Check out my next post for the final compositions!
September 15, 2016 at 11:52 pm
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.