For this exercise, I decided to use a bottle of hand wash as an object. I drew the object using micron fine liner pens. I then scanned it and re-drew it digitally using Procreate.
MICRON PEN DRAWING OF OBJECT:
DIGITAL DRAWING OF OBJECT USING PROCREATE:
I made a spider diagram, listing words which describes the object. I focused on words which mostly describes its’ qualities, not function.
From the list, I chose the words ‘pink bubbles’ to focus on. I then made digital mood boards to explore the idea visually using Procreate.
Pinterest mood board inspiration:
PINK BUBBLES – MOOD BOARDS:
These mood boards inspired me to explore the idea further using mark-making. I experimented with a variety of different media which could possibly create a ‘bubble’ effect inspired by the mood boards, for example: pink acrylic paint & bubblewrap printing; acrylic paint & round sponge printing; bubble printing using a straw; acrylic paint & washing up liquid; bubblewrap printing using acrylic paint & washing up liquid; pink watercolour paint & polka dot stencil; pink food colouring & straw; pink food colouring & cotton buds printing; printing with a kitchen roll & pink acrylic paint.
After exploring the effects of different Mark-making combinations, I chose 4 sheets created from the experiments, to add colour to my digital drawing of the object.
MARK-MAKING & DIGITAL DRAWING MOCK-UPS:
After creating these mock-ups, I chose the one which I thought created the best ‘pink bubbles’ effect. The following image was my favourite combination.
MY FAVOURITE IMAGE:
When I first had a look at this exercise, I wasn’t too excited and wasn’t sure where to start. But then once I got going, Ideas started started flowing & I started to really enjoy the process. I loved creating the mood boards & was inspired to try out different Mark-making experiments. The results from the mark-making experiments were very interesting & gave me a lot of different options to work with. I enjoyed creating the mock-ups & choosing my favourite at the end which I thought described the object focusing & exaggerating the quality which I have selected to communicate. All-in-all this exercise ended up being a lot of fun. Thank you!