I love monoprinting so was delighted to revisit this technique and this time in colour.
I love the element of the unexpected in the result
I made lots of samples using my chosen colours and experimenting with adding additional layers including lighter tints and darker shades. I arranged these in this spiral shape for the purpose of photographing them for the blog.
Spiral drawing using a computer paint programme
I was entering a technique entirely new to me so I asked my friends on our Distant Stitch Facebook network for advice. Ros suggested the Scribbler programme .
The fun began……………….
I was really pleased with this top image:
I discovered this effect with Scribbler and wanted to develop it further:
Formation of a spiral by rotating a shape:
I then had a go at filling spaces with colour:
I realised that I wanted to understand the Fibonacci theory more fully so I decided to take a closer look:
I love the idea of the Fibonacci sequence represented in flowers especially the rose, so decided to have a go at constructing one now that I understand more:
I made a paper sample:
And then I drew the petal shapes on the computer, layered and rotated them and filled them with colour:
Using the Photoshop computer paint programme to modify a basic scribble into exciting spirals:
Creating positive and negative images on Photoshop:
I’ve acquired a drawing tablet [so much easier] and now my drawing a little more mature!!
This has been a great learning curve but I have learned such a lot. The time spent will be an investment for future work!
Sitting at the computer takes its toll and I’m looking forward to playing with fabric and threads in the next chapter………..
Summer School very soon too, wonderful!