Friday, March 23, 2012

Playing with Ink

I felt like making a bunch of STUFF today, and then cutting it all up to reassemble into collage.  So, I got out the India ink and a few other materials, the cheap drawing paper, and started. Oh, and then I brought one of my chickens into the studio, and she gave serious thought to making her own sketches. The chicken begins at about 6:52, so feel free to scroll ahead.

 Here are just a few of the results, on 9"x12" cheap paper.

 

 
I will cut these up and make some collages with them.  Stay tuned for the next episode.  This is the sort of thing we'll be doing in Sketchbook Practice.

13 comments:

  1. It is so mush fun to watch you play! Just about peed my pants when you brought in Amelia!

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  2. I meant much...sounds like I have a bit too much wine!

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  3. Love how it looks just crazy when you do it, and then when you go back on the first paper with a little watercolour paint - it just turns beautiful! Thanks for sharing your videos, they always inspire me greatly!

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  4. Amazing - I too love the one with the touch of watercolor!! gorgeous!

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  5. I just love the gestural marks you are making. Great collaging materials!

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  6. This is ONE FANTASTIC video Jane Davies! The sped up version is very fun to watch, the sponteneity of the mark making is so energetic.

    wonderful wonderful wonderful!

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  7. This is one amazing and instructional and hilarious video. What fun! Looks like an episode from "When Artists Go Nuts!" (Okay, I made that up, but it has potential.) Amelia has real talent, except she's probably totally mad at you by now. Both of my dogs came rushing into the office barking and howling looking for the chicken I was hiding.

    I love the things the two of you came up with, I love seeing an artist finger paint, and I love laughing out loud at my computer on Monday morning. Thanks!

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  8. Very interesting to watch. Freeing to see how you do things, since I am new to this and am still erasing preconceived notions of "How Things Are Done."

    The chicken art might work better if you spread papers on the floor, with one of them being a reservoir of paint/ink, and let the chicken wander around. (Hmmm... I wonder if it would work with cats...probably not with mine.)

    ~Faith
    Airy Nothing

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  9. Lol! Maybe I should try that with my dogs?

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  10. OMG -I never thought I'd like black so much-I'm going up to play as soon as I'm done with the commenting here. I even posted the video on FB-the addition of Amelia is a riot! Thanks for making my day!

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  11. Oh my it looks like you're having crazy fun. Oscar the cat sez, I'll come over and chase Amelia, let's see what happens. Guess I'll get out my quart of Sumi.

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  12. Oh my! Was afraid all the ink would spill when amelia stepped on the ink pot! You are remarkably calm! I would have been shrieking! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  13. I am so happy I got to see this! Your chicken is a super star! You are so fun!

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