Mary Larter

Artist, Writer & Designer

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World Cup Chant Posters

Update: September 13

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Chile 

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USA

Update: July 16

Making Marks // Starting with Words

Today I worked a little more on making marks, and also started writing out words. I spent a big part of last month in Brazil for the World Cup. One of the coolest things down there was the way people would all start chanting together for their different countries. One of my favorite groups of fans were the Chileans - because they were so fun and happy all of the time. They'd yell CHI - CHI - CHI! and then another group would yell LE - LE - LE! and then they'd all scream VIVA CHILE! It was really catchy and we couldn't help but join in. This chant kept coming to my mind while I was working today so I decided to write it out. I still haven't decided on my actual project, but it could be fun to do a bunch of these for the different chants we heard down there. 

Also - this isn't mine, but here's a video on youtube that shows some of it  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AbKEXCbUqw

I made most of my marks with charcoal today - but I did do a few in ink (at the bottom). I really like the way the charcoal looks, and I like how expressive I can get with it. 

I've also been switching to my left hand with a few of these exercises because I find it a lot easier to make unfamiliar marks with that hand. I have less control over it so things look a lot less refined. I think my favorite might be the last one - understated on white with the mistakes just smudged out. I want to do another few nights of these, and try a few different surfaces and paper sizes. 

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These were a few of the ink washes and brush strokes I tried - I need to pick up some black ink.

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Update: July 14

Making Marks // Experimentation 1

Pencils & Graphite Sticks:

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Sharpie:

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Thick Sharpie:

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Pen:

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Charcoal:

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These two are my favorite pages of the exercise:

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Paint & Brush (old and stiff):

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Paint with Hand:

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I like these two a lot also:

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Charcoal:

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Paint with different things as brushes - mostly stuff from my yard:

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A few of the things I used as brushes in the pages above:

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Ink & Watercolor:

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Sharpie & Highlighter:

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Moodboard & References:

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