Home

I’ve recently been using alot of ink in my work and creating black and white pieces for my sets, these have a more contemporary feel to them and contrast the found objects nicely. I am now interested in creating them using monoprinting and just getting stuck into the printing process. I have been creating experimental monoprint illustrations of scene ideas for the “12 Dancing Princesses” in a darker and more loose style than i would normally, as i normally plan my scenes in very detailed pen/ pencil drawings but this allowed much more free expression and although they were only intended to be planning, i really liked how some of them came out:

11149357_10155545947730151_1426343940933672255_n 11150153_10155545947615151_4356529217836063434_n 11053658_10155545947190151_5070074374714111295_n 1507782_10155545946565151_6911731496839331389_n

this was the difference between using a pencil and a biro to create the monoprints- the biro gave sharper cleaner lines and i preferred the contrasts that were created by using biro as opposed to the soft pencil marks.

I was planning on creating elements for 3D scenes in this first experiment with monoprinting, but i decided to play around a bit more and created some mini illustrations of what i imagined some scenes to look like, i really liked the roughness of them because it totally contrasts the soft feminine view of how a fairytale should look. I am going to go back and try creating many more but on coloured paper to see if that changes the effect, and on a larger scale, as well as creating some 3D elements.

Below are some progress images:

11162199_10155545945145151_9207241770566964834_n 11156206_10155545946695151_1259518284519870590_n 11150248_10155545945405151_7620200281975415053_n 11150176_10155545945680151_3917312064787377896_n 11149334_10155545944280151_7793522543203491020_n 11109427_10155545945310151_4440034879728028407_n 11083679_10155545946455151_4234566835332509830_n 11083679_10155545946075151_3864975369082638517_n 11011002_10155545945585151_1880959960244330944_n 10423651_10155545944530151_8675657309536691944_n 10470848_10155545945815151_9081576664080518187_n

Next below are the images i created of the scenes, captioned with a piece of the text:

11165259_10155545944970151_2442967778587274942_n

But how did the girls get through SO many pairs of shoes?

11164638_10155545944685151_8575933448708723173_n

The man watched as the girls entered a secret passage behind their mirror

11058642_10155545944610151_5361392561278291837_n

They danced excitedly through a long passage of trees

10933810_10155545944890151_3969023249443084661_n

There the princesses danced all night in their somewhat impractically delicate shoes

10987344_10155545944780151_4082629379328452544_n

The man took the elderly womans advice- and gave the drinks from the princesses to a very unfortunate pot plant

10423651_10155545944530151_8675657309536691944_n 1975162_10155545944135151_3066195498282970588_n

Before him the princesses each entered boats and rowed across the lake to a grand building the other side

18120_10155545944440151_3073583536420311984_n

The girls room was messy like any others, with 12 beds ( not all pictured) and a large mirror on the back wall

How it relates to my FMP

These images are informal and experimental, but i like some of the lines and shapes emerging from working in such an expressive way. I’ve been very determined so far to create 3D works,  but the 2D work i am creating whilst preparing for the 3D work shows some interesting results and i shouldn’t write these off immediately, i am going to experiment more with mono printing and 3D work to ensure i have a versatile and interesting body of work to represent this narrative 🙂

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s