Prints of Nature

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

I was struggling with drawing detailed leaf print in my drawings and felt that they became harsh and clumpy drawings without this. So I went out onto a walk and collected leaves to print with. The results varied and most didn't work out as they were too waxy but the ones that did worked really well. I even added colour blocking where the print hadn't come through which made for exciting contrasting imagery.
I am going to scan these prints in and use them in photoshop to create backgrounds for my designs. I love the texture they bring to my work. Breaking up my drawings with print.
To expand on this experiment I could do larger samples onto cotton and then stitch into them to add three demential qualities.
But with digital print deadline looming I am concentrating on producing my samples for the time being over experimental work.
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