One From The Archives :2

9 Sep

The Carpet

The inspiration for a piece of work can often be the slightest of things. Drawing is all about looking and the closer you look, the more you see. At first glance you see a solid figure. Look again and the texture and pattern of the background can draw you in.



The Carpet

That’s certainly what happened with this print. The technique is known as direct line monotype, it produces a unique artwork in the style of a line drawing. Here I have used archival-quality oil-based litho ink onto Zerkall paper.

The technique is similar to using a piece of old fashioned carbon paper but with much better ink and paper.

It allows me to be very free with my pencil, to follow the patterns and shapes in front of me with a spontaneity that more technology dependent printmaking methods might stifle.  I like to roam with my pencil so the fantastic, almost fractal markings on the carpet let me explore to my heart’s content.

You can see more about the techniques in an earlier blog here.

If you would like to own this drawing is it available from Artfinder.

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To see more work on Artfinder please follow the link below.


4 Responses to “One From The Archives :2”

  1. mrsdaffodil September 10, 2015 at 17:51 #

    The figure is so well done, especially for a “very free” drawing. The background pattern is lovely, as well.

    Although I can see your beautiful artwork in the Reader view, I cannot see it from within the blog post itself. I have tried in two different browsers.

    • Rosie Scribblah September 11, 2015 at 08:11 #

      Thank you, I love life drawing so much. Thanks for letting me know about the browsers. Do you have this problem with all my posts or is it this particular one? I’ll get Husb onto it 😊

      • mrsdaffodil September 11, 2015 at 17:00 #

        Just this one.

      • Rosie Scribblah September 12, 2015 at 04:30 #

        Husb thinks it’s because I edited some of the photos after I published it. I will have to be careful about that in future. Thanks for letting me know 😊

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