Tuesday, October 20

New Art





I'm excited. I've been playing with a new technique that a student in Portugal told my group about and it's freakin awesome. Here are the results that I've just put in my shop. It's basically monoprinting with wax pastel instead of ink. I love monoprinting but this is less fuss and I can do it on my dining table without the worry of losing my rental desposit after having spilt oil-based ink on the carpet...

The original drawing was of a chandelier in the hotel in Porto and I've used it to make these three unique prints. I drew the chandelier blind (which I love doing) and I rather liked it. What do you think?

11 comments:

louloulovesbooks said...

I think I am well jell...I love monoprinting AND blind drawing, it's so loose and quirky.
Nice work
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Bee Designs said...

They look fantastic! I love monoprinting but i'd never heard of using wax pastels, i'm going to have to give it a go. Drawing blinds always fun isn't it, and using a continuous line can also give great results. You're inspiring me to get drawing again, I really don't do enough of it.

Caitlin T. said...

LOVE these prints! your blind contour drawing is amazing.

Teresa Roche said...

Hi Anna - I have missed you so!
I absolutely love the new drawings - I must order some for art & light. What do you think?
Do some others in this style - my customers love you and I do too!
Teresa
art & light

suzie chaney said...

love it! do tell how you did it, pretty please!

Anna Betts said...

Well Suzie, it's very simple - you scribble wax pastel on a sheet of plastic (something thicker than a carrier bag) and place it face down onto your paper. I then use a pencil (but you could use a fingernail, or anything hard) to draw my design onto the back of the plastic and once you remove the plastic from the paper, the wax has transferred. Easy!

hello! said...

anna these are awesome young missy! they remind me a bit of quentin blake...
i've got half term coming up so rather busy, but we *must* go tag team charity shopping together soon, i'm on a roll with the cool gear! miss you bunnyspunk.
x

flowerpress said...

Very cool.
Must try it.
I used to love doing those blind mirror portraits!

seesaw designs said...

really cool... great work!

pilarcat said...

Love it! Simple but elegant. Must be fun doing this :-D

joolee said...

I love, LOVE blind contour drawing. Absolute fave exercise, but always ends up looking like and being my favorite art pieces. Great job!