Inky cards

Inky cards - student project

 Inspiration

Books

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Web

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Tools & Practice

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Experimenting with tools & techniques

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Applying some of styles and techniques found on inspiration and exploration phases. Here is my guitar amp.

1) Ink pen with pointed nib. Loose and sketchy approach.

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2) Brush and ink one. I wanted to try out flat shapes style. I have never used ink before... so it was kinda challenging :)

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3) Brush + ink + liner. Just like previous one but with some linework.

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4) Black ballpoint pen

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 5) Liner

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Thumbnails

I wanted to draw something from my neighborhood. But we're currently on quarantine so I can't go out. I decided to get some pictures from my phone and Instagram. Here is what I found interesting to try to draw:

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Some of the last sketches are concrete fences. Concrete fence is one of the most replicated objects of industrial design in ex-USSR. I love how light and shadows play on their surface, love concrete texture. They are ugly but beautiful. All this points makes them good candidates to make a drawing of.

So I decided to draw some fences. My references was my pictures:

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and this beautiful collection: https://otveklik.com/32423-sovetskie-betonnye-zabory.html

I ran a quick experiment on best drawing technique for this kind of object:Inky cards - image 14 - student project

Decided to go inks only (3rd column) because it looks a lot like concrete texture.

I isolated parts of fences and drew them as an abstract geometric patterns.

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I was experimenting a lot and tried to use different techniques for each pic. Here you can see some details:

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Then the fences were finished I realised that I was drawing postcards. So... I should have added some "postcardness" to it. How to add a message to concrete fence? Graffiti! 

I was little bit afraid to ruin already drawn images so I drew graffiti part on separate sheets. 
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I drew all of this stuff with inks and brush including dot work on graffiti images.

Here is detail shot:

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Here are fences and messages combined with some photoshop magic:

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Also you can draw what you want on top of the blank concrete:

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All 6 together:

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Hope you like it.
Thanks!)

Ivan Ovechkin
Graphics, interfaces, music & zombies