This week started with experimenting with mark-making using ink on large sheets of paper using various tools: bamboo pens, feathers, credit cards, toothbrushes, plant material, paintbrushes, plastic forks.
I also used kitchen roll to remove areas of ink to see what kind of effect that produces and I think it was my favourite part.
Then we worked from photographs again; we chose a photograph of a door from a selection and used the various make making tools to recreate it in ink. Again, it makes me look at the photograph more closely, and how the camera interprets what it sees, and how I can represent what the camera sees.
The second half of the two hour class was like having teeth pulled. It was drawing with a pencil. First shells, then a still life. Again, although it’s not my strong point it did make me look. And I think looking and changing my view and looking again is a helpful skill. But drawing like that is not my thing and I feel frustrated by it because I am not very good at it.