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Print work mixed with papercraft


I decided that as part of my work with prints I wanted to try and mix it up a little and so I took a picture from an advert and used up some of my scraps of printed paper. While doing this I also had plain coloured card underneath so I could do the cutting out once instead of twice and this was the result.

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Once the paper craft bug had struck I kept going and with the aid of a book on paper craft was inspired to make the following.



It now takes pride of place amongst my paper craft research in my personal response book. it was very fiddly to complete. I had hoped to use the leftover pieces that were cut out for a contrasting piece but it wasn’t possible this time.


a few quick sketches…


I spent today sitting in a+e as a relative was ill, during this time I decided to do some quick drawings. Most of them are unfinished and it was much more difficult than I had anticipated it would be as when people don’t realise you are drawing them they tend to move!

I thought while in the waiting room that it would be ideal as some people were very ‘still’ as they watched tv, but once pencil touched paper they moved and their original position was altered and it made it very hard, hence why i’ve only included two of them.

they were done quickly, so they aren’t of a standard I’m happy with, they aren’t even finished, because as soon as i started to get going we got called to triage or to CT etc.

I think the old woman turned out quite cartoon like, but with more practice this will improve. I also felt the figures seemed somewhat foreshortened.

However, despite all this I can see areas for improvement and this can only be a good thing.

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