Cholograph printing workshop

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I chose to do a Cholograph printing workshop as in the examples we were shown it was a good way of adding texture and depth to an image while having the same characteristics of print. I found that this workshop was really helpful at bringing my ideas onto paper. I liked that you could layer materials onto the paper and print on top to create different effects.

Human figure

After going to life drawing sessions and noting down the key information about the human form through sketches in charcoal I went back to the studio and tried to replicate what I saw using paint. I also used this piece as a way of experimenting with skin tones and using a more textural painting technique using larger brush strokes.
I chose to do a Cholograph printing workshop as in the examples we were shown it was a good way of adding texture and depth to an image while having the same characteristics of print. I found that this workshop was really helpful at bringing my ideas onto paper, it was also a good way of pushing my work forward from sketches and detailed life drawings. Using materials such as masking tape and ripping into the card left textures I couldn’t get from painting.

Camille Pissaro

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After trying to include more bright colours into my work I started looking at Pissaro and his colour pallet. Especially in his piece ‘potato Harvest.’ His colours are bright but not extreme and work well within the whole image. His colour choices aren’t also exact and he tends to use purples, blues and oranges in his figures and landscapes. This is a stepping stone for an experimental idea of using block colours in my figures.