Sometimes even exceptionally able Painting pupils feel stuck in a rut. Time and time again I see pupils who paint or draw on white paper cartridge and nothing else. Some cartridge papers – particularly thick, gutsy, wetstrength ones – are wonderful. There is a delight -a marvelous aesthetic development – that takes place whenever you paint on something surprising: an area with history that brings with it colors, textures, marks and problems of its own. The first thing you may do is embrace documents of other colors. Dark colors may be ideal for design on with light mediumship, mid tone papers can also be outstanding.
As with the Juan Gris illustration above and the Indian ink work below, the color of the paper acts as the mid tone for the drawing, dark and light regions are added as needed. Some are bulk manufactured, pressed with a uniform mesh of lumps or grooves, others are handcrafted, with flecks of fibre, thread, tissue along with other items intertwined inside the paper pulp. If you do not have access to textured papers, you may easily find or make your very own. Source whatever scraps you may and draw on them, or cut, rip and adhesive them into a painting.
Many individuals do not realize that tracing paper isn’t just helpful for tracing – it’s a thrilling drawing surface in its own right. Tracing paper may be used to make see-through overlays or pasted onto white backing paper. The shiny surface creates rich, glossy pictures that love of smears and blacken your hands. Tissue paper can be scrunched and pasted on a painting to create a structural surface that may be painted over. Paint or draw on patterned or textured wallpapers or other cosmetic surfaces. Care needs to be taken when integrating patterned items, it may be simple for the pattern to dominate and overcome a work.
When suitable imagery is selected patterned items can offer exemplary drawing surfaces or collaged material. If you experiment with drawing on paper, keep in mind that the text becomes a part of your work, this needs to be an intentional and considered choice. Draw on book pages, pieces of trash or other text based items. Many artists are getting huge popularity for their drawings upon found, text based components. While MDF or hardboard is a superb surface to paint on, these who’ve to send away work to CIE are restricted to weight restrictions.