Learning Activity – Sketching Techniques.

Learning Activities

Practical assignment (observation and analysis)    1,5 days

  1. Define, in your own words, the printmaking terms.
  2. Find examples on the Internet to represent each of those terms.
  3. Use your graphite, eraser, eraser putty and blending stub to sketch spheres using the following techniques: hatching and cross hatching, blending, rendering, squiggly lines and cross contour lines. (Please scan your sketches and upload them to your blog.)
  4. Watch the prescribed Adobe Illustrator video on Lynda.com and complete the exercise files.
  5. Find a poem that inspires you. Follow the exercise in the lesson above and illustrate your poem

1 – 2.

Printmaking Terms.

Wood engraving.

An image is carved oput of hardwood. The piece is then covered in ink by the artist or print maker and then used to press prints, either by hand or with a print press.

moth_keyblock_woodcut

 

Linocut.

This is the same principle as the wood engraving, however instead of hardwood, Linoleum is used in this process.

linocut

 

Drypoint.

Drypoint is an illustration or image carved out on a soft metal plate before it is inked up and the cvarved illustratrion is then printed using a a print press.

drypoint.jpg

 

Etching.

In etching, wax is applied to a stiff metal plate. The wax is then etched to get an illustration or image. The plate with the wax illustration is then lowered into an acid bath. This sears the exposed metal. The plate is then inked up and used in a press.

waxetching

 

Engraving.

In engraving lines are cut into a metal plate to form the illuystration. it is then inked up and used in a press to create the illustration. Bank notes are created this way.

Engraving.jpg

 

Lithography.

Wax is layered on a stone tablet to form the illustration. The Ink wont stick to the wax so when the tablet is used it creates a negative drawing on the paper it is pressed on. A drum is rolled over, transferring the image to paper.

lithografi

 

Screen Printing.

In screen printing the masks make up the lines in a silk screen to create a design. Coloured inks are then used and pressed through the screen using a squeegee and onto paper.

screen-printing

 

Monoprinting.

Monoprinting is simply ink on a glass pane, which is then manually pressed on paper.

monoprinting..jpg

 

Digital Printing.

Digital printing is used for Digital Fine art among allot of varied types of illustration work.
For the most part limited editions etc.

bigstock-offset-printing-machine-46372789.jpg

 

 

3.

sketch spheres : using the following techniques: hatching and cross hatching, blending, rendering, squiggly lines and cross contour lines. (Please scan your sketches and upload them to your blog.)

PhotoScan.jpg

 

5.

Find a poem that inspires you and illustrate your poem.

Bathory – The Ravens.

Steadily on jagged wings
Feather black against the burning sky
Spread your wings and ride the wind
Gaze down on me with blackest eyes

Fly my ravens, fly ahead
Over the mountains and endless sky
Fly my ravens, over my head
Let the wind carry you up high

Fly my ravens, it’s time to fly,
And for me maybe …to die…

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