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A Recycled Lady!

19 Nov

Oil Bar Drawing.

 

I often use discarded prints as the basis for drawing – I raid the waste paper bin at Swansea Print Workshop for prints that other artists have thrown away as they’re usually on really good paper, a Somerset or Bockinford, and often embossed and coloured which makes an interesting starting point for a drawing, introducing an element of chance into it. I did this drawing earlier in the week. It’s based on a very small sketchbook life drawing I did a few years back and it’s been worked up mainly in oil bars and compressed charcoal onto a highly coloured collagraph print – you can see the embossed patterns particularly under the dark areas. I have no idea who did the original print – it might have been a schoolchild during one of the community outreach sessions.

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