Slicing And Dicing

20 Jul

Postcard 1a

I’m slicing and dicing my ancestral stones!

I’ve put my drawings of Neolithic monuments into Adobe Photoshop and I’m designing some merchandise for my solo show at The Worker’s Gallery in September. I’ll have original drawings, lino prints and etchings for the exhibition but not everyone can afford original art – or may not have room for it – so I want to offer a range of reproductions. I don’t just want to slavishly copy the originals though. I may choose one or two to be reproduced onto canvas or heavyweight art paper, but I also want to play with the drawings I’ve made and create some new digital imagery with them so they can be printed as postcards or magnets or greetings cards. I’ve not used Photoshop for design before, I normally use it for storing photos and cataloguing my work so this is new for me and I’m having fun seeing what it can do.

I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams, hunting the wild megalith, accompanied by my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures.

If you want to know more about my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September, please click here.

And if you want to see some of my other artwork, please click on the image below.



12 Responses to “Slicing And Dicing”

  1. Alli Farkas July 22, 2016 at 15:54 #

    Love using Photoshop to mess around with design ideas. Good move!

  2. Michael Richards (certainline) July 21, 2016 at 13:40 #

    What a great idea! Good luck with those.

  3. lucylawrencedesigns July 21, 2016 at 02:32 #

    Great artwork, I expect the results of Photoshop will be exciting!

  4. outsideauthority July 20, 2016 at 22:02 #

    it’s looking great!

  5. Phil Cooper July 20, 2016 at 21:52 #

    These details of the drawings are fab Rosie, they’re going to look great on postcards or on anything really!

    • Rosie Scribblah July 21, 2016 at 05:49 #

      Thank you, Phil. It’s a new departure for me. It seems to be part of what artists need to offer now and Photoshop makes it quite easy.

  6. Lois July 20, 2016 at 21:34 #

    Sounds exciting!!

    • Rosie Scribblah July 20, 2016 at 21:46 #

      I’m really enjoying it, Gives me a new insight on my work and I can do it in the warm and dry and no mess!!

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