|Ref 6.1 colours|
Drawing implements: pastels, oil pastels, biro felt tip pens, pencils, charcoal, a rubber, coloured inks and ink pads, bleach, stiletto, sticks, sponge
Papers: watercolour board, Copy paper 70g, sugar paper, greaseproof paper and sketch pad paper 135g, acetate, bubble wrap, food wrap.
Trying to relate marks to textures and patterns in photos I made two L shaped frames that I moved around the photos to look at detail as well as the whole picture.
Image 1 The reflections from the shore in Ullapool.
Image 2 Turkish water over a stone
Think the must successful interpretations are the one on left of 6.1.2a using fine felt tip on plain photocopy paper that takes it inspiration from small ripple and then the same effect being worked over with pastels on the bottom right. I also enjoyed the bottom image highlighted in detail on 6.1.2b where I changed the angle of the pastel to achieve a sweep and then a detailed 'stitch'. In this instance the top image on watercolour paper didn't capture the mood of the water over the large stones
Image 3 The Skye Bridge at sunset
For the next series of photos I decided to try heavier markings of crayon to explore the techniques of sgrafitto (scratching) and frottage - rubbing.
Image 5 Reflections Loch Fyne
Image 7 Shoreline looking to AnTellach.
Looking at other 'papers' for drawing onto the concept of bubble wrap offered something I hadn't done before. Setting off with a green, light and dark blue oil pastel the fun began - bubble side up! Rubbing produced interesting colour mixes but also drew round the 'bubbles' to emphasise the shape. Then turned paper over and rubbed the surface onto copy paper, not only the addictive sound of popping bubbles but a pleasing sequence, 6.1.9.
I had emulsioned a child's cardboard book to give different surfaces and the resultant oil pastel rubbed surfaces are shown below, 6.1.11, a,b and c.
With all this rubbing I had lots of 'crayon crumbs' and crayons that needed cleaning off as they had traces of other colours on them, so placed them on polythene wrap and included some threads and pressed them into a sandwich! 6.1.12 .