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Abstract Painting : Class One - Introduction into Mark Making

Beatrice Ajayi, Founder of HyssopArts

Abstract Painting : Class One - Introduction into Mark Making

Beatrice Ajayi, Founder of HyssopArts

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6 Lessons (1h 8m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Tools and Beginning

    • 3. Colour Wheel and Layering

    • 4. Mark Making Layers 1

    • 5. Mark Making Layers 2

    • 6. Mark Making extras

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About This Class

Abstract Painting: Class One - Mark Making

With Artist Beatrice Ajayi

Welcome to this class on Abstract Art Painting. We focus on Expressionism within this selected area of artistic study.

Now abstraction as a topic in it self covers a vast breath of approaches.

Feel free to investigate these variations outside of this class in your further research.

Today we focus on the Expressionistic approach and more specifically ‘Mark Making’

Now there is no one way in this or a ‘hidden formula’.

You just begin.

  1. Research and Observation: this is key. What are your interests in life. This could add to the flavour and style of your work for individualist presentation.
  2. Medium: what have you always been interested in? 3D; sculpture; stone, clay, metal? Oil. Acrylic. Watercolour. Gouache. Wax. Organic Matter: Nature: Leaves; branched, seeds.
  3. Substrate: Paper; Canvas; Wood; Fabric; Landscape; On a person...
  4. Tool: Shaper brushes (small multi-shaped plastic tools) and different shapes of metal palette knives for mark making and scraping. 

For this class I will use my approach as an example.

This is not the entirety of my thought process, as it is constantly in flux. It is a part of it, and so I will create more classes as I think of a way to present them clearly.

Sometimes it is like this for artists because coming back to an art piece you might see something you didn’t see initially when you created or someone might point something out.

This may make you dislike the piece when you loved it previously.

My advice would be don’t change it. Instead eliminate or adjust it in future work. So you have a library of language.

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Beatrice Ajayi

Founder of HyssopArts


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1. Introduction : welcome to this class based on abstraction. So instance, abstract classroom gonna be focusing on abstract Expressionism. So thing with abstract is where do you start? That is the question that's asked below. Where do you start on the way I intend Teoh approach this class is by just starting from mark making mark making an experiment and is one of the ways of getting yourself into expressive artwork without thinking too much about it. So your focus will be on the tools you use, the techniques, the process. And once you've immersed yourself in this, open over again and you've learned what your tools and kind of marks you can make, then you start to go from there. And what I would say is trying, for example, to create a pattern on. But it's about learning how to look at your piece of artwork and how to assess it on the emotions that actually pills out of you. That's what's going to inform the next artwork that you 2. Tools and Beginning : Hi, everybody. My name is Beatrice Ajai, and this is gonna be my abstract art class where it will discover some of the ways that I approach created my artwork and the different tools I use and the different mediums I add to create the textures on the effect to get the final result. So let's get started in the class and see how we create some art. So for this class, I just wanted to show some of the kind of tools you can buy to use when you're going to create artwork. And here I have even what could be considered a window scraper, Um, for kind of cleaning your windows that I've been using to move the paint across my paper, all whatever substrate I'm using, this has been really cool to use. Um, here I have brush quite a big brush so that I can cover quite a lot of space when I put in the Jessa Juan. So I really like to use, um or even when I want to get kind of a softer, um feel, uh, Croce with my paint instead of having hard edges. So this is quite a good size brush is a three inch for inch. Um, in this with fit here. So that's quite handy. I've got to kind of hat capitalists, words with handles. Um, so I think the cold shaper tools, actually, so there's a smaller one here. Nice go. And, um, so that was a couple of inches. I think this one and then I've got a bigger one. Yeah, which I use is while you can see it covered in acrylic pain and Jess. Oh, from also, I have had this tool, which is really so for if you've got tubes of paint and they still have some pain in them that you can't squeeze out very well, usually this is user think for it to pieced, to squeeze them out. So I use this discreet at the paint from my paint tubes if they are, um, not very easy for me to get out, and they're almost finished. So this just to make sure I get the last bits up, this was like a slipper that I've cut the hell on. Um, like a flip foot disk remark making You could do so much with them because they're quite big forms. And even the texture on it as well. For me, quite used that goods to use for, um, just to get texture on your artwork. I have here actual Catholics wage as well. This is a number six, I think, and you get quite a variety of them. Um, but you can use me. It's a bit blurred, but you can get the since the at number six so you can get these. And there's a lot of variety off the shapes of the edges and things heating I have to use to make texture or mark making. These have a variety of these, which are four ice in the cake, so there's different sizes that you can use. A QC here is just covered in paint cause I am have used this thes ones this one have not used much just only recently started using that one. Even this bigger one as well. He needs to step in to your work. You can use different is 90 down. Well, it doesn't have to be smoothing it all. You, doctor, that was used A whole tool that's part of this classy has just learned how to use the tools you have. Teoh experiment with, like you're in a lab on to get as many effects as he can. So the more using the tools, the better it will be for learning what you can do with them. So this is like a little roller. I thought. So. I used this for some of my pieces and then also I have a bigger but you can see I've had this since he and he said, Is this being over 10 years? I have this one so again for spreading across your substrate. You know your papers or your canvas, but also you get a different texture from this than you would from these other ones that are either pulling a first mother age. And obviously, if you have paint on them, then they're gonna effect the effect the way that the result is on these, that some of that I've got a dripper two or dropper to that, you can have whatever paint you like. You can mix it to a certain look good consistency. If your reason ANC's as well, that's really good. I have used for some of my drip in pieces just to soak in that, um, paint and just dripping it and dot in an expression it around them getting splashes as well . Uh, here, I've got my palate. And these were not the old ones. I have all these over here that just bring up for scraping. So you get these online on Amazon as well. Would have a variety off shapes, the palette knives. So it doesn't have to be just the smooth one. Like this one. You can get different designs like this, but you can use to make so this different thicknesses spinner spaces on some of them. Um, just a huge variety, actually, Looking at the this'll one is a really, like this plain, flat shape, I think, emotional palette here. This is another one of the design ones against different sizes. You can see I've been using them because it just loves the idea of all the variety. Basically. So it's another one here. The really sharp little pointy bits on it just for this one reminds me of a frog's feet. I find really interesting. So obviously as well or might have crowns as well. So there's so many different things you can use older for fully ages. Well, I have one of the impression of plants and things. He was another one here. It just has very fine lines in there. And as I said, he's an older areas. Um, why work Just play around with. So this has bigger species than the other ones. Here are officially this one. So this plastic one here and this is a bigger shapes of, you know, to slightly very here. I've got stung cotton buds that you can use for kind of making docks and just whatever you feel like growing into, that's another way to go as well. So, um, you hear, I've got a little block of wood that you can use the square part too dependent make shapes but also rocked the bubble wrap around it so that I can get that design with a swell. Could do that around different, different tools. This one, I think, was some kind of ah, cover for something. Yeah, I think they're the kids medicine, but you would sometimes get kind of a stopper thing to use for that. And can I use this four circles and my arm or accidents? You can use either side as well, or if you wanted to just do some kind of a package with things. Roll it around. You can play around with a lot of different mark making tools. This one is from trying. Remember what this is from? But I loved that shape that circles. This could be found in some of my heart pieces as well. Um, so just using it to make marks on this is my spritzer Dermot spritzer that I used for keeping my acrylics moist so that, you know, if there but dry old usually kind of spring them to keep them moist so, you know, always used too much water. This'll was part of, like kids mats that it actually the kids alphabets because there were some alphabets and this was like, out of feel or something the middle bit. So I used that for some passengers mark chicken as well. After that, you can see on the water there, but designed it's made just because I've done that. So that's pretty cool. And I have a variety like little glue of leaky containers. I use some time we're going to finish them all off, while sometimes acrylic undies in different colors and then droll with this to create kind of pattern. So you see me Probably work with this hopefully and process another kind of spritzer jar because you can buy the empty ones in the different pharmaceutical, surgical shops or online, and he could build them. But for every painter Anke wanted on pretty and spring with that, I also have, like, a continual here. That was my daughters about here, solution of some sort. And I can use this which walks right now because keep my artwork moist so that I can keep on work. You know that I also have, for example, another spritzer idea is used for will turn your plants or something like that. This one here that I can you see, you know, really used big bits of water if I want to on a bigger piece to keep it moist. So there's a lot of different tools that you can have to create your artwork. Some of these, um, even theory gave an example here against kind of cheap comb, but you can use with screen family pain so so many ideas, and that's outside of using, like brushes and all sorts of other things. Uh, street feels so next stage of this will be looking at how to work with, uh, Mark taking 3. Colour Wheel and Layering: Sometimes I will actually start off by, um, just scribbling on my piece of paper and trying to listen up. So I would just whatever shapes our thinking of going into my head. Um, if it's circles, um, you just focus on this only circles around your piece this you wouldn't necessarily see at the end off your masterpiece. So you don't have to think too much about it. You just lose it up. I just tried failure page, An interest in a way. So, um, you just build on it like that on this work with, So I think what we could do is just focus on using, uh, circles for this piece, um, and circles, when you're doing that, it could be one big circle that you have in a pinch is a focal point. You can have smaller ones, so I like to work in the old numbers. So you basically build layers that way, using all your different tools. And, um so I've done that with this pencil. You can put that aside. You could use color pencils and work on it. So whatever you have to hand, you could just start building and, uh, puts in different things on your piece. You can also, you know, inside the circles. For example, if you want some of them to stick out in a certain way, like I've done here, Cem lines that way. So you could maybe say this range is gonna have just, um, lines going up in it. He's play around with it. So you could see how these characters already showing themselves in this, you know, they're sticking out already in a very clear way. Um, well, I'm going to do isn't in the layup, but some of the colors I want to use on this and then we're going to start playing around. But some of these tools, um, to create, uh, a piece. So I'm just going to get somebody prolix, nice colors, and then just gonna dump this on wherever, So hear, hear this color amusing is a violet cover. So was to see I can get back to be a bit clearer, but you to see he was a bit dark, this angle. Uh, but this is a violet. So trying to get the city to blurry, it's changing a lot of the angle that I'm film in. This from Might change this, actually. See if I can come out a bit. Well, that big a difference. So it's not as close as I'd like it, But let's try this one. And then if I want to use some color as well, so come. There you go. I'm gonna put some white on this is Well, just dump it somewhere and has been brave on this. You have to Does not be afraid to do when you create an outwork, because you will live it yourself. So I'm just gonna just spray this lightly with some of my spritz in color. Come saying here. What we could do is I can use, um, for example, this bigger still here. So just even before I do that, I want to show you some of the textures you can actually do when you're creating the peace of our work with these creeper too. So you can always do this way. You know, this creep it and do this kind of thing. But you can also the same time. If I get it right in the right place, you can kind of get some marks, some straight lines. Let's zoom in a bit of a can. They're so you can get some lines that you can draw down to the season the edge of the piece off which and just drove them actual lines with it. So you could do this with this one. You could do it also with this other one as well. So I'm just gonna show you is just to practice the difference shapes that he can do with your peace with this one as well. This is like Mogoba handle, but you can still Canada get lines and it's great things around. This is the symbol right here. Gonna scream back into that. You see, I'm not bothered about the pencils that I've drawn on it because to me it was all part of listening up. So can you can go back and use the edge of this and you could draw that circle again. So it's like planning ahead. I think with the pencils, he can sort of start getting a feel for what you might want to actually do on your piece. And you just go from there and just work into peace. I thought some white on that so can see, and he just start building on it and just having fun with what is on your actual, which so that's just using that one. Then if I wanted to now even see going with this palette my, for example, which is one of the bigger ones, which is dearer. Traditional palette nine here is a metal on and the wooden handles a size three, this one. So if I go in and you see here, I'm gonna just pull this down. Hello? So you get kind of a textured, um, Dried of the book to him. Um, let's see, bagel backup it so you can get kind of, like, mix in some of the light and you just pull it down closer, see if we can get this. I might use another cover. Just you can see it against us and then with palette knives. You can really really, um, start trying to get lines. And you can girl in lines here, get detail. Um, you can display it around as well scrip it and then splits it back down. So many things to do. Um, with the spring as well that I've been using. If I put some more water under and just leave it a little bit. What I'm gonna do is get this to drip, so some of its already bleedin out a little bit. But, um, you can then get it to move around a little over and drip. Found your piece of artwork this kind of dripping them there. Think that so you can get different effects with but as well so we could introduce another color. Um, I only just recently I started using my color wheel as well. So you can, um, for example, we're using a purple color now, So what you could do is write Well, we're using a violent color so you could look at Violet and whatever is so there's a triangle here that gives you an option for a three color option of colors. So this one is seen. Look at this. So the violet this here and not triangle, And then you could maybe go to the green a degree. We can add an orange to this so we could try adding the green first, um, from my options of throw it here. So I'm gonna use um I use acrylic greens options, which are are Tanzer brand. Andi, we're going to try some of these on this. So green. What? That's like white sap green. I'm gonna picks this. Actually, I think it's quite a dark green Crume me, um, oxide green. And I'm gonna get back on. We're going to try use another two to get this to actually spread across of the palate. Um, the painting so I'm going to do is use my little ruler. So let's try this and see what this looks like on this. So just go about way on. It's a different texture completely on this. I just had it wherever doing food. I had some more over here as well. Just a little bit more on the table to this corner. Here, you can see the texture and misses some in between. So you have to keep rolling it over and over again to get it's more design. So you could be carefully like this. I also like to use, um, coal ash sometimes. So I will actually use, like, a jail medium and glue. Um, other papers off fabrics onto the pieces. Well, so its rulers a really nice, because the textures given you some gaps in there but you can fill with other colors, so and it's not really determined by youth. It's really good fun to try that. I'm gonna turn this around. He could see what that looks like already. Doesn't look, um, defined at the moment. Gonna just blamed some of us and cover some areas, and we're looking to add some oranges into this. Some point, my, he's another green as well. Seen this were adding green. So another green his daughter around a little bit. So I said, I'd like to work in kind of like threes, so I will, Well, threes or old numbers. So I will just Brendan areas not too much. Don't lose the color too much because it can all become very se me basically. And then after this kind of stuff he keeps, start using your brushes at some point as well, and you can do some drips as well. So what I'm gonna do is, um, sissy isn't orange. Sometimes as well was going toe, let things dry. I'm just going to try and see if you haven't already so that we can Let's Samir is dry when I start using something that might be easier to use over the wet paint. So I've turned this over, and acrylic paint dries quite fast. So especially depends how how warm your room is as well. So I'm just These colors are coming straight out of the TV as well. It's another thing I like to work with. Very, very. Um, it was a bright color. So this is coming straight out and onto the piece like that. So put those colors there, zoom in a little bit more, and I'll just work on this top one. When you started out like this, it looks very dark. Doll. Uh, you know, show where it's going. You're just experimented. I'm gonna use this. One of these tools here can use it this way, which is like just killing it on the flat. But just just like that, and I like that line is created. And this using up this bludgeon the rest of her out, um, or you can use, you know, if you spread out, just gonna go lightly over it like birth. But then I'm gonna use the jacket excited and just found this dragon that found the whole pieces. Well, so just go back out a little bit. can see at the bottom of the list dragon that global and then mix in a little bit. Here, get my Rowley. Rowley. Ruli. Follow this in to blend a little bit. So we've got this going on on collect this dry, and then we can come back and work on it for the next stage. They can see. Looks sure nothing specifically defined at the moment. But you have to be able to allow for this aspect of it before you build in. Um, some more on your artwork. So we'll come back once this is dry and work on it. Easing some more off the tools. Uh, I've shown you so far. 4. Mark Making Layers 1: now I'm at the moment. No. Still very excited about this piece I've got here so far. So really want Teoh introduced some other fun colors that will make me happy. And this is where I kind of go off script, and I start doing all sorts of very random things and start filling in the details in a very dynamic quickly. So, um, working on ah, pre primed canvas. It's a slightly different result than if I was working with my paper. So, um, I am going to add some other colors now, had some whites and is really playing around with different colors. This is a brilliant red, but I am going to use, and I'm just gonna go for it and start trying to play with shapes and things and see what I do with this. So just put the cover there I'm gonna do is I'm gonna do some circles just playing with it . Just doing some circles, um, and keeping it in the constant, uh, drawing way and system and trying to build interests. Um, as I'm going along over the green. So then, as I'm added, like this area here, I'm just blend them out over some colors. Air transparent. So you will see Larrin off colors going through them. So I just thought this might be interesting. Add in some of the red and here, and I'm going to squeeze out some white on my The desk is quite a mess of the moment, but I'll find the space, and I'll speeds up some titanium away. Um, I was using I mean, you could use White Jessel, which I did to use for a while, but I want to start trying too tight anyway. And I really like the sharpness of the titanium white, some looking here and trying to think Where am I gonna add this? Um, a little bit of tightening And why? I've put on my brush and just blended into some areas to the age of the canvas here. I'm just filling some across. Oh, that also sometimes, actually, I mean, there's something I want this painting to be read focused. But sometimes I will start, uh, painting something, and then start going with whatever colors I'm inspired to do. So I'm not. I wanted this to be read painting. I'm just kind of, um, going along and seeing what happens with this. So, um, now on the expressionism side of things, um, I never really think too much about it. I overthink it. I will not just do because right now, this one into the patterns together, playing with the colors. I've put that red because I really like the idea that in a red blend, But like I said, you could end up making, um, kind of muddy colors, which is like a thing we try not to do very much. Well, we're creating art, so I'm going to keep playing with this and added different colors, lots and lots of different colors. So I'm being mixing colors and sometimes and then add in white to it just to change a little bit, been going from there and added other colors as well. So here, this other, that orange and I'm just gonna go in and this play about a bit, I'm going to use some of the tools in a minute to add some other interests. So I come if I take this'll one now, just ripping a little bit, and I'm going to just take that on spread around the side as well. I'm gonna distance creeping in a minute as well. So if I use which one this creep into I'm my absolute all white into this competition. My brush Very orange. I'm gonna add some white this here and random places and you can wipe off. You can scrape, Could do all sorts of things. He could be wriggly with it wriggly. And this so that, as I was saying, You can kind of do lines can cut into things, So it's changing quite of it. Sometimes I will turn it around from not satisfied with the way that one side looks. So this is another thing that ends of being quite confusing for peace focused. If you're working like this on which weighs up, know which way's down. You kind of have to decide that for yourself. So I'm gonna do not just add some more of these my interest in organic shapes because this is still wet. It's kind of still produce in some the orange in spreading it around so that it's 1/2 patients toe. Let it dry when you need to have it dried, but I want to add some more exciting colors before I cut and run on this and let it dry Trying to think what would make this really, really pope. And I always think about my neon pinks. I think something is not palkin enough. So gonna go. Thanks. Ruse. Yeah. Um, Pink. So trying to think where I'm gonna put this pink and maybe a few areas will get it going. So I kid, now pull this across as well. I don't have to. He's my brush. Violent, different effect. So on this side here is gonna fill in some of the pink right into the edge with this capital switch on, just feed it. And along the edge, some of it's missing on it. That's fine. So that's changed a lot of it already. See? So this era here, some of this corner with the wife. And as I was saying, you can end up, um, using other tools to scratch into it, see what this would look like if I just did some kind of a pattern with that and splotched this over here. It is just figuring out what your tools could do. Street description into things going on, things over Clinton and the things some white here. So for Britain. Cem. What? You What does that outside? So just rid of some of my stuff was going around. So this corner over What? It's changing. So I was trying to think Where should I put something in if I should depression? Um, building the layers, some areas. You could split this camp in one again. Um, I can pick an area and just good in there and is gonna have kind of a stamp in effect, like that. Received. You can see the sample of just here or in this middle, but here has got a little detail on that that I didn't have before. Andi just working like that. Just build it and seen what else he can add. Three. The d p l o, um, can bring in. I think we're back out a little bit. And maybe in this corner here, I like to carry the colors across to somewhere else. Sometimes as well. Maybe a little bit there. And just drop one in there. And I'm trying to think what till I should use for this. Okay. You remember so just lightly trying to introduce it to areas and to sustain the color because some areas are still wet here. I could, but some white in it mixed that to a lighter yellow color. And then, if it's not blending as well as it could, can spray it and you blend a lot better. A lot nicer, um, blended. No, go on there. So that's quite a nice bright area has been introduced in there. Don't want to change this to so best there. Sometimes, if you don't want a color somewhere you can wipe to like someone blamed with tissues well wanted and it's just built in the layers. So Mr Clean that off a little bit because I still have other yellow the top here, this neo whether said the one month I like that green besides that one, some of it is the plane off, how you play with the colors that's on your palate. So and then you let different textures come through. Um, I'm can't again, but I would like to rooms that just so one of these textures that I wanted to use could use maybe the comb distractions. So I got this one that was not used you to do anything. Maybe up here we would come back cool so I can see that Seabrook home line. Maybe if I used it on the Cielo here as well. Just here, Some of it up there so you can see the cold blind there. And I've got the pain on the back. So I'm gonna use this. Yeah, we'll go back in, and I'm gonna use it just on this space here. Actually, you know, if I did that, I might touch the edge of it. So I go into the edge, actually, just the edge of this area here, right? So I'm just likely drag this in. I would paint is going to either side, so I can take another bit. So that's it. Kind of done his thing. Washington has left a little texture. Just here Wouldn't have been. There is clean the phone. I use, um, pencils to draw into things that you've done, and you can see the colors behind or can actually, um, give you new colors so you can draw a scratch back into pieces, all sorts of lines and things you can make, if not with your pencil, a scrape until your pilot nines like it did before. And you can scratch into things depending where the wet paint is can scrape. And then you can reapply that somewhere else once you scrape there so it takes a while to get your painted into a format that you like. So I know we're looking at this, and it's what I'm trying to do for this class is showing you some of the processes you can take to get into where you want to. Uh, have a piece What kind of tools you can use. This was one of the ones that was thinking of using so well, I can use color. Can I use for this kid to use some white, actually. And I will be looking to find an area. I can use this so that you can see how prominent ISS because I've done that pattern. I don't want to get rid of it. I'm going to zoom into this top corner here and stop showing you some of the design that you can create with get in tools and actually mark in something with. So this is starting to shape this piece and make it more, um, deliberates the initial sketch in and playing with color seen, you know, something because that was a color. Well, if you have one or you can go online on Pinterest they have, um on Do you can pick what colors you want to use. Your favorite colors, if you want on the second layer is just something to kickstart you at the beginning and then going from there. So I'm just gonna do a specific, um, bunch just on this edge like that. So now that has pronounced it a bit more. I've got someone that age is still so I'm just going to squeak back. Oh, just be free with how you're using the chills. You could get paint off it, do it. Basically, let's work to do just if you can get paint off it, get the paint off. So I wanted to use that there was the other one, um, that I also had here quite a few of them I want to use actually and then another two. But I had was this one. So I'm just gonna show you what kind of bait you can have with this. And ive having both sides are different. So both sides a different textures. So we get to see what I can do with that. So I'm just going to go for a little bit at this here, and I'm looking for somewhere I can put this color over. Might put the other edge here just because it's easier to access. So just gonna press that down. Andi, There you go. That's a patent right there. Very sticky. But that's sort of the texture right there as well. Um 5. Mark Making Layers 2: so this texture looks really, really nice. I like that. And you can wait for it to dry and put different layers of different colors again and going to try and use some of this is well on the side and see what happens with that. Um, I tried this before, so see how it works. Um, To get this kind of pattern onto this piece is well, so I could do that beside this. Just tohave a deliberate prominent thing going on at this right here. So who would like this a lot, Actually, this is all the happy mistakes you make that can get you background. So let that looks brilliant. Eyes. I like that. Look, um, so you can do things like that. Um, there was one more there is. That's the one looking for So it was this piece here. I'm thinking because you use a different color for this. Uh, I haven't used any of my blues, so I could do some blue around this. That's some kind of a design. So there's different kinds of blue cause a total mess with my stuff I'm gonna use, like this guy, blue color, um, and see what it does. So I just put some on my my pain power there and two step out to the smaller side first so that we can see what that does, and it's got a hole in it. So just up from here, remember I said that this was used for my child's, um, you know, I shut the cold or they had a cold on you, just kind of, I think he used. This is a way of a zone application of it in that for their for the kind of medicine for them to take. But you can get so many different things to make marks with. It's just really good. And and so there you can see the pattern on that. It can be simplistic. You don't have to put all this detail is I'm doing. I'm trying to show you how you can use household objects to create patterns and designs he can scrape with ordinary tools, whether it's the window scraper or it's, you know it's the floppy, you know, the floppies of the slippers can use so many things. Whatever kind of packaging you get for different things around your house, um, a block of wood. Yeah. I wanted to show you the square one on this, Actually, which want to do so you could use the square side. You don't have to only use live before, so I just used to square get enough cover on it. I want to make sure the whole square, most of it. And you could just square big breath. So just add square patent on bits. Um, Then I was going to use the bigger side of this so could use a bigger side and get designs with this. So that's pretty nice. I use more white. You be seen that I look clear up early, but just overlapping patterns. I mean, that looks great, so you can see the different things that he's there. Also I was going to do is show you how this, um these could work as well money to check the colors. And this is like a red. So these air get for just drawing different designs or elder is I will turn this upside down. I wanted to be clear enough for you to see so we'll use this one might use. Is there a white one? Have different colors of these. I'm trying to find what China's brightest one. Let's try. This is so is just basically it zoom in a little bit so we can see this in action. So just over this one, I'm gonna just draw some lines so you can see that example there of some drawing the line. Also, actually, if I was doing this portrait wise which have not done today but, um, probably this week, Let's do this. So sometimes I would do a circle like a really large circle over all the background. This would be background, your this working and you are taking everything basically everything original with being like the background stuff. And then this would be What do you use over that? And then you would have this design. Um, there are some other tools that I did not actually bring out, which I am looking at that it's the minute on my so these are like little which as well, so there wouldn't handles. And it got lots of different shapes on the so like this one different shape. Andi, you can create a lot of different patterns with these as well, so you can get these online's as well there. Like the little wage. But we've got a different pattern. Deline, like pointed patterns. And, um, yeah, just really interest in shakes on them. So you can use this. I've got one here, but I'm gonna use another color. I'm thinking a blue of some sort around this just to get you to see what it is that I'm trying to say. I'm gonna use this a little blue, and I'm going to put it down here. Just spread it out a little bit. And I'm now going to basically go over this with this tool side lease to get it to blend to kind of close the word against spread of it so some of it wouldn't spread Feli if you don't want. But look, look. About design your now making a very prominent um, Also, you could always use your so many ways of doing that secret to you here. This one is well, this pilot night at to spread it out. If you wanted to go light to blend a bit more, this well could make it bigger. Um, and then you could move this color on to somewhere else on the pieces. Well, So these edges here that I think are quite hidden to try and tying the peace. Could you start working on areas and trying to get old Brendan a little bit, Um, also dripping so you can spray it. Aunt, try and get the acrylics too. Really, really great to other areas. So just gonna put some of this pain here, Glendon grief again, if you want. With Teplice, switch here. You could do it also with this one. Actually, we're gonna do is spray a little bit. Just to see suppose I want severe is to be quite prominent so that you can see what it factor is that's going on here. Is not It could become very se me say me. I've been a lot of water in this because I want this to drip now. It could drink this way. What you see in a minute. See the details of that dripping down been onto the table. So the colors are now, uh, moving down. I'm gonna like that table before I put it back down. And then and it's blended. Put it down. So So from all those little bits were being doing, you can see Now where we are with that, I'm gonna use of this blue my wedge just after the blue there so you can see what we have now. So far, this here is a still wet You could not scratch into that, um, with like this to hear that we have, Which is one of the once that I was saying that I just used so you can scrape into the and you can see the screen Scripture life. Let's see, actually, if you go, uh, closer, Okay, out of it, but can see me just scraping into that a little bit of the lines over the blue. That looks quite nice. I'm trying to kind of droll about then maybe making dots with But you can see how it built to where we are with This is just leering and leering, using the different textures, um, drawing with a different kind of nozzle type. The pieces I used, my brush can still go. And even with your pencil, you can make different designs. I used the comb to scrape through, so the detail is now building layer by layer. Um, you could do so much more still with the old That's because you can use different colors, but, um, against this background, you can't see very well. But what I will do is, um this can raise this up so you can have a look at the difference. The color difference off what we just created again this background because the yellow seems quite right, so you can't see it as much. So this race is up on the table white table. So some of that So you can see that against the light. Now that looks it's very, very bright. Um, so I was putting the colors on. It probably didn't look, um, the way it does. No, But you can see that you could just work in low areas and adding color and this building and playing with it, using the different techniques that I've already showing you with any household mark making , uh, Tuesday You have You can use exactly for this. So I've got some extra videos just to show you some more details on me is in some of these tools on a plain white background so that you can kind of see exactly what I mean with blaring them with the different colors and things like that. So I hope you enjoy the class of four and we'll go onto the bonus ones where you will see the techniques and and actually play interview for you to be able to use in your abstract expression, uh, at artwork, So let's get into that. 6. Mark Making extras : so you could always use household tools this way. Just circular. I kind of pull Listerine Ah, stamps. And you can see how it feeds a little bit more. The more user so you can get very feet that effect, or you can have a very detailed, darker effect With this one. You can also have, like this kind of Ah, uh, medical tool that was used for kind of given a child of medicine or, um, even syringes to get splashes as well. But this one here, I'll just give an example of the kind of shapes that you can get with that. So these air smaller circles very clear. They're against the background of the white with the blue. And if you do some more, you get more defeated. Look for that. And if I turn around and use the bigger side, some of this piece basically you would get a similar thing but much bigger circles. So you can see and if you use it more and more, it's a faded color. Instead, if you wanted a lighter artwork and then you can even just roll the sides of it and take off forever. Excess paint is still on the beast, so that's pretty cool. The same for this one as well. Whatever is extra, that's still on the edge. You can use as a Mark Teoh paint. Use up the paint on there as well. So I've got even smaller one that I didn't use on the actual painting. Because just for details, See, I mean, this is something you get off when you have your brushes that you buy that they used to protect the brushes from Brendan on. Duh. That can also be a useful too to used to make marks for your abstraction. So if you're not comfortable creatine abstract artwork straight away. You know, with what you can do with your own mind and describe Lin using these kind of tools help you to be able to get an idea of what you can do. Uh, what kind of marks can be made? So this is one of the tools that I ever seen. Um, you could also get the like Catholics wives for their small are ones. So, uh, really cool. You find them online. So this is one of the point pointy ones, Um, so you can use it for drawing kind of jagged lines like that or for adults like that Familia paint is you can get all sorts of marks from it. Um, this one year, which is really interested and that has a curved in area. It terms in a little bit in there, and this would be used in so many ways, especially for make in, um, lower designs. So I'm sure you here because it kind of makes a Peto shape free. See what that looks like? This kind of like a petal shape. So you could kind of go all the way around and make plant or of some sort. Or you could make just separate leaves. Um, for So if I did this, um, you could just make it into something that's like a plant that leaves or something like that. So is different ones for different things. That's what I'm still trying to figure out what this one does. But it has a flat change like this, which you can get semi circular moon shapes from, But then it also has another side. I'm still not fully show what it's supposed to be doing, but this kind of like a speed. Um thing going on a swell for this. So the mission side, like for men's and then this does something else as well. So the mark making aspect of off painting is so interesting so much you can do with your brushes and the appellant names as well that, um, got here on this other side to some who, uh, old painting that I fainted of a little bit. But it's more about this mark making that we're talking about. So did you see this one is one of the flatter pointy ones as well for so many tools you can get to just use for expression that allows you not to think too much about what it is that you are going to start creating. And you just start using it to four colors and whatever we want to do it so and then you can use you have the edge off the actual to a swell so it doesn't have to be come, uh, see different pilot knives that this did different things long short, I couldn't strapped into things can just stab to get textures as well not used to drip into . But that's fine because this is kind of similar to If you're doing this with these ones from the nozzles for your kind of just drawing drawing from them right now, that's not working. Try another one. Sometimes they get blocked. You have to kind of you have to go ahead on. And basically I'm blood from with a pen or something in them in the head. Oh, you can dio mean, if it was the crown, this would be thoughts. But these could dry and use them for, um, kind of coal ash elements. So I like to sometimes much them as well. And you get different designs. And then when that drives, you could cut up. You can really play around with your paper. Um, least look a bit like butterflies or lungs. So, you know, um, so and then you can have different colors in this, so it doesn't have to be this red. It could be whatever color you want to use to express yourself in the piece. So, yeah, I hope you enjoy this class. So far, there are so many things that you could do so many different equipment and tools he could use leaping because saying this creeping and making marks, lines and even just kind of just practicing what they do and just playing around with them . Uh, I said, like the icing tools as well. They're quite big, but you can you can scrape by a lot with them, so I do it this way. And I showed you, like with this you could just see how much creeping across uh, you can do with that and you can see the layer and from the blue that I did before and now what you got So this brief until Billy and layer Quite a as well. So, yeah, have a lot of fun practicing with all these different tools. And I really love to see what kind of artwork you create in the class. Um, using all these different ideas. It's one other to that I didn't use, which was the's content buns, which I think they're trying to phase out now as well. So you don't necessarily have to you this because you have so many different tools around. But this one has just taken off some color and given a design, a pattern there, just done that so you can see the time and technique it's involved, Um, or if you wanted, you could do the dots so you can get some of the color and you can add the dot to an area. So this was just some white. They just have their own. That's quite nice. So that's like three layers off the blue, the red and the light. And I just keep on building like that because some of the paints, if you thin them out a little bit there, transparent. Well, some of them, if you want him to be a picky as some whitely and some black Jessel and that can just make them a lot more or even white or ah, black acrylic, and that can make them more a peak. So, yeah, this is being fun, and I'll see you in the next class by