Back here after a long, lovely Summer break – family time, housework, art – all mingled well together, mostly does! Spent some time, whizzing about with: watercolour, coloured pencil, a bit of gouache and acrylic paint – and drew and and painted on my iPad. In my gallery below, I’ve added some media information on the captions.
I’ve continued on with my experiments in mixed media: a work begun on paper, taken into an art app, worked on further, printed…adding more media on the print. Or begun a work in an art app, and finished it with traditional media on the print…and so forth. I didn’t do as much straight forward traditional media art as I thought I would. Got side tracked, with using my new “beaut” – as an Aussie, seemed just the right word – printer.
There’s more info, on my “Printing iPad and Traditional Art” page, particularly in the section: “About the inkjet prints I produce myself: the printer, processes, and paper media I use.
The new printer takes thicker inkjet paper, and I really enjoyed trying out various beautiful papers: Bockingford inkjet watercolour 190gsm, Bamboo 170gsm, Canson Rag Photographique 210gsm, Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, Epson matte heavy weight 167gsm, Epson Archival Matte 189gsm… *To enlarge them all, please tap on an image.
Each type of paper (love paper!) makes a difference to the final look. I’m still getting to know what suits a particulary image – a lot to do with what contrasts, colours, and mood I want to emphasise.
I’m also printing on many different types of non inkjet paper, such as various watercolour and drawing cartridge papers. Some are 100% cotton paper, or have a high cotton content… Importantly I try to use paper from eco friendly sources, and are acid free.
Mixing up the media within the one image is a lot of fun; and fun I think, is an important element in all creative processes. Perhaps, I need to add a bit more of a smile to some of the faces I draw!
Thanks for visiting. 🙂
I love the idea of printing and then adding more to a print! I’ve never thought of doing that 😍
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Thanks for your comment. It’s certainly good fun to do! I’m doing a few of the same print lately; and trying out different kind of finishes on each print. A bit like doing an “edition variation” in traditional printmaking. Hope to share some of them soon. Have a great day!
Amazing work here. Colours with a sketch , nice.
Actions of a person can be manipulated but THE EYES, they can’t be manipulated. In each of your work, each person’s eyes speak a lot.
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What a lovely comment! Thank you! 🙂
Please always continue with this amazing work of yours.