Ink Resisting

In the search of finding an additional process that complements my blind contours, I have found success (I think) in an ink resist technique. I apply gouache to my drawings (done on watercolor paper), cover the entire painted surface in black drawing ink, and then place the image under water to rinse off the ink that doesn’t adhere to the gouache. After the pieces dry, I’ve been returning to them…

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Post-Critique Reflections

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I had my first critique two weeks ago, and I was given a vast amount of helpful feedback and new ideas to think about. Some of the primary points/questions posed were:

  • Painting another person’s memory might take away from the concept of the process of drawing it blindly first/may put too much of myself into it.
  • Is it necessary to focus on other people’s memories rather than my own?
  • Perhaps I…

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Oil

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The focus of this week has been learning to use oil paint and understanding its tendencies. Until this point I had only ever used acrylics. When Inka Essenhigh gave her Artist Talk, she mentioned she begins a lot of her works by, “pushing paint around.” I couldn’t fully relate to that action until a couple days ago when I pushed the same blob of paint around for hours. And they say there’s…

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