I really enjoyed this class! I found it gave me license to try a "style" and method I would have not other wise. I enjoyed the process of using inks and graphite, then scanning them in to create a collage. I followed Roman's process really closely, so I think the work I made might be too derivative to actually use, however I have some new tools and tricks to try.
I imagined "before and after" as more of an infinite loop of befores and afters, and translated it to "cycle". From there I thought about breathing as a cycle; your present breath is always before the next and after the last. From there I thought about spinning, going around and around, and really liked the image of whirling Derishes who practice meditation through their movement. Maybe it's a bit of a stretch conceptually...
Like Roman, I tried 3 different methods, ink with the figure in negative space, pencil, and ink with pencil.
Here's a sample of the inking:
Here are the 3 pieces I tried:
1. Ink w/ negative space
2. Ink and pencil
I think I like 1 and 3 the best, but 1 was too close to Roman's project.
I'd appreciate any feedback or critique that anyone has to give! Thanks :)!