As a fan of dystopias and sci-fi stories, I looked forward to the futuristic projects in the Kuli Kunst book I’m using in this project. Starting on the second day of the week, I was called to use different surfaces to recreate special textures. It brought me back to my childhood when I would put a sheet of paper over a coin, and strike the paper with a pen or a pencil to recreate the surface of the coin. It was pretty much like magic! At the time, it didn’t occur to me that I could use the same technique with many other things.
For the buildings and some of the insects created this week, I used the textures from Tupperware, a set of toothpicks, and the sole of a sneaker, among other things. Finding good objects to create textures turned out to be one of the biggest challenges so far. The extra difficulty here relies upon that, ideally, the surface should be firm and solid (otherwise, the paper can be torn) 🙃.[Read more…] about Pen Drawing in German (Week 8) – Fantastische Welten