Arrrggghh! (the beginning) & the end (little aargh)

Arrrggghh! (the beginning) & the end (little aargh) - student project

Day 1 & 14

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Day 13

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Day 12

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Day 11: Love my new brushes!

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Day 10: Meditative. When I mistakenly scanned in B&W, the inconsistency with the pressure changes became very evident. Have included below. Very instructive for me and easier to see where I can improve.

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Day 9: Loved this mark making. But very easy for me to stop concentrating. Unsure why I can't finish the 'thin to fat' strokes without getting the scratchy end? Experimented with brush movement but it still seemed I got erratic results.

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Day 8: U's, N's V's. Painted over and over N's & V's because I found them particularly challenging and didn't want to use an infinite number of pages for practice. Smaller brushes were definitely more difficult for me.

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Day 7: Ssssssssssssssss (and the occasional '5'). Had a break between pages and decided more practice was in order... and then I tried hovering. It's another aaaarrrrrrrgggh!

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Day 6: For some reason I loved this. Used a new brush - one of the pentel FMR with water barrel.

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Day 5: Looked forward to the flat brush but found it sooo much harder than I anticipated. Required heaps of concentration for me. (Whenever I started a new drill or got fed up with the current one, I turned the page 90 degrees so I could pretend it was a new page - hence the peculiar sequencing)

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Day 4: Didn't enjoy to begin with but ended up in a lovely meditative state.

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Day 3: Took awhile for me to create some consistency with the brushes I chose. I found that my strokes didn't always match up with my brush samples from day 2. Definitely getting the message that doing these drills will make a difference for me.

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Day 2: Brush samples.

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Patricia Harper
artist, designer, object maker
Teacher