This summer, I began to explore ink through the subject of trees. I’ve found that my passion for landscape art has led me to the ukiyo-e , Alexander Cozens, Hokusai and Ruskin, who have greatly influenced me over the past few months.
In my previous post ” Shade and Light, ” I presented some of my summer work. Overall it is very graphical, each work being predominantly line sketches containing only two shades, black and white. After a deep dive into lino sparked by a YouTube video I watched (Jazza-first time using lino), I found it was the perfect medium to test my current work in an attempt to take it one step further. I feel like, retrospectively, it really helped me gain more confidence with ink and added to my ever-growing passion for art.
Currently, I am searching for ways to take my process further. There are two methods that I am experimenting with, using more than one lino one piece and on larger paper, and through Photoshop.
Below is my first experience with Photoshop. Made using a paper print of two linos together that I will draw over of as well and brushes in photoshop, I attempted a ukiyo-e artwork. I’m not sure if I’d call it finished or not, but it is a big step in my MA exploration! Feedback and tips would be greatly appreciated.
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