As usual I mulled over this week’s theme of ‘Texture’ until I came up with an idea of what image I wanted to do and what medium I felt would work the best.
I was going to do a Kookaburra and engrave it out of a rubber tile. But that didn’t work so I came up with plan B.
Drawing into polystyrene tiles is so satisfying and lots of fun. It also comes naturally with a texture of it’s own. I decided to do an old hut as I thought about bricks, corrugated roofs, etc.
These are the things I used:
I drew my image onto the tile using anything that has a point on it. Pencils will do, or kebab sticks, etc.
To make the square shapes I pressed a piece of Lego into the tile.
I cut out the background with a craft knife. Be careful not to snap delicate bits off, as you can see the chimney is missing.
Then roll your paint over the tile – remember that you will turn the tile over and therefore get the mirror image of what you have drawn. I used Acrylic paint.
I prefer the white on brown – it feels more rural – but it is always interesting trying out different colours. You can keep cutting out different parts and rolling another colour over the tile to add colour to your artwork.
The bad news is that there is still no sign of a very obvious style developing as you will see in today’s post:
Week 6: Machinery
Week 7: Machinery by Ramona Davey
The material sfor this artwork came just in time for the deadline before the theme changed. I had ordered some polystyrene tiles for printing with. Usually I use a pencil and draw onto the tile by pressing into it nut this time a use utensils/machines. I pressed the objects into the tile to create a machine looking type of robot. I rolled white acrylic paint over the tile and pressed black card ontop of that.
Week 7: Watercolour
Two of my manuscripts include a main character that is an Australian Little Blue Penguin. Sometimes I draw them. This helps me to establish their character in my mind and discover what litlle quirks or personlity traits they may have. I used Mont Marte woodless graphite pencils and watercolour pencils.
So, as you can see, two completely different types of images, techniques and styles yet again. If you are taking part in the challenge, I hope you are enjoying it asmuch as I am! 🙂