The below image shares one of my most recent developments in my image making progress for my Book project. I have enjoyed employing a combination of medium – high quality drawing materials such as ink, acrylic and pencil to create these images. I chose to work with this mix of materials as the engagement with the layers of the painting develops and sustains my interest and momentum creating engaging stimulations of different thinking and experiences in the process. I aim to keep the element of line in drawing to demonstrate the entertained live thought in the product.
Comparing this latest work to my previous work:
After having running some tests with softwares that I intend to use for the image quality manipulations (Photoshop) and for the development of the book formatting (InDesign) for printing and professional development in the future. I feel it is important to test this transfer as I go along to test the results of the scanned image and the print quality.
This image of Grandma’s House below is far more bold with its stronger use of Acrylic whereas my latest work is too weak and watered down. The images above highlight a common recurring problem with my images that demonstrates that when it is scanned it produces a strong lightness caused by an overuse of the white paper powering through the image. Whereas the work below demonstrates the impact in the opacity and a balance of transparency that creates a sharper statement. Further experiments of more acrylic based work will be tested to explore this philosophy as well ideas generated from fresh artist research.