Sketchbook; Development (continued)

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fine line pen; section circled with red is what I have chosen to focus on.

Continuing the idea of layering, I began creating images that would be easier translated into knit when in the knit room. I ended up using inspiration from the center section of this drawing. I like the lines and shapes created by the pipes and thought something interesting could be created by including the layering idea that I had came up earlier in my development.

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sketchbook development

One of my favourite techniques to use, is quink ink and bleach. I love the colour it makes and just think it makes a really nice look and texture. So, I used this along with sheets of card I had painted up in my chosen colour palette. Halfing the A3 page of my sketchbook, I painted up one layer with linseed oil (which gives the paper a translucent quality) and the layer underneath I painted up with quink ink. I then cut into the linseed layer and added strips of colour to the quink ink page. Lastly I added strips of bleach to the ink.

I feel it’s been quite a successful progression through my development and much easier to envision these drawings being translated into knit.

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sketchbook development

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sketchbook development

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sketchbook development

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