Detail in the dark
I have been doing something a little different this week, using markers to create illustrations of runs I have done. This is inspired by a photograph which I digitally manipulated. The digital photo had a lot of dark areas which showed no detail and I found this particularly interesting. Although all the linos that I have been cutting have mostly been printed in bright coloured inks, on looking at this study, I liked the feeling of a photograph negative.
So from this I have started a new lino, I don't really want to include a lot of detail in this and I also want to keep the feeling of a negative, so have used a dark grey ink.
At this stage although I have done a further cut, I want to keep this as simple as possible, so I will be printing this regularly during cutting to see how much further I want to go without losing the initial idea and image.