// marbling and screen printing //

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On Thursday at Uni we had a visit from Becky Baier, to show us all how to marble and screen print, even though I have done these before, it was nice to re-jog my memory.

Becky is a freelance illustrator and mural artist living and working in London. In her work she uses found imagery, cutting and pasting to create surreal collages.

I began with screen printing, which is where you have a flat washable surface, such as perspex, and roll a thin layer of ink of top. You then place a piece of card on top of that and you can then begin to draw, this will then pick up the ink in the lines you draw. I used magazine cut outs hand drew over these instead of going straight in free hand.

After screen printing I moved over to marbling, this is where you drop different colours of inks, into water which also consists a corn starch mixture. Once you have dropped the inks onto the water, you are able to create shapes and patterns using a toothpick. Then you can get a piece of card or paper and place this carefully over the ink, and this will lift up the ink and create your pattern on the card, creating a marbled effect.

After my marbled pieces were dry, I collaged both my screen prints and marbled pieces together, cutting and pasting these and creating a few final collages. I then photocopied these to create my final flat images.

// Amelie Hegardt workshop //

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On Thursday 5th November at Uni we had a guest speaker arrive for a taught workshop. This was artist Amelie Hegardt, she is works across mediums to collaborate with clients and to create her own imagery, she uses different mediums such as pastel, crayon, animation, ink, and paint, she has an intuitive feel for the human form. Amelie was originally born in Sweden, but now lives and works in London.

We created drawings in her workshop, from looking at models we had in front of us, these consisted of some smaller drawings and some on a larger scale. Each time we started a new drawing the time frame would be different. We used different mediums, such as the colours and sizes of our pens and pencils, and even using coloured paper to block over or under pieces we had drawn and created.

On that day I felt like I had learnt more about drawing and creating pieces of art. I felt like I had definitely improved from the way I drew at the beginning of the session, to what I was producing towards the end, throughout the five and a half hours we were with her.

Below are some of my pieces from throughout the whole day –

// sketchbook styles //

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Last week on Thursday, I had another drawing session at Uni, this week we were creating sketchbook pages, so that at the end of it all, we can form a sketchbook from our individual pages. I created four pages, using collage, from fashion books out of the library, different materials, and my own previous drawings.

I used plain A3 paper, tracing paper, magic tape, masking tape, and a fine liner to create all four of my pages. I also was able to photocopy each one of the pages, so that if I want to add more details on the pages I could without ruining my originals. Below are the four pages which I created.

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// dreamcatcher playlists //

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Today I’m sharing with you songs that I like to listen to whilst doing my work, I call it my ‘dreamcatcher playlist’, and you can follow it on Spotify.

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Artists Include:

Tusks, Rejjie Snow, Mount Kimble, Joy Orbison, Slow Magic, George Fitzgerald, Flying Lotus, Flume, James Blake, SBTRKT, Disclosure, Alex Clare, FKA twigs, Metronomy, Jai Paul, AlunaGeorge, Chrome Sparks, Jessie Ware, Guy Gerber, Jonas Rathsman, 99 Souls and The White Lamp.