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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Stamp Portrait on: July 31, 2007 11:29:55 AM
I don't know if this has a name, but my teacher called it mark making.  This is his website - http://www.brookelarsen.com

To prepare us for the project, we had to draw in our sketchbooks a # of drawings.  They all had to be of different marks.  For example, one is drawn using only dots and another using only horizontal dashes.

This didn't take the whole semester.  I can't remember exactly how long it took since it happened close to 4 years ago.  I'd say it took about 2 - 3 months.  We worked in class, but not always.  We always had to do a certain # of boxes at home. 

After everyone was finished, all the portraits from all of my teacher's classes were hung in the hallways of the school. There was one girl who punched holes in magazines and used the little circles as her mark.  Instead of overlapping, she placed them an equal distance from each other.  There was a boy who used a stamp also, but only black ink. His stamp was his birthdate.  I think he skipped the whole box thing because his stamp was long.  This teacher does the same thing with his students every year.  He encourages everyone to be creative and different.  Just last year, somebody used hair in his!

I hope some of you will try it and post the results.  I'd love to see. 

Thanks again for your comments!
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Stamp Portrait on: July 30, 2007 05:15:20 PM
Thanks so much, everyone! 
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Stamp Portrait on: July 30, 2007 09:06:37 AM

This I did my freshman year of college.  Everyone in my drawing class had to do a self portrait.  The teacher photographed each of us outside the school twice and we got to choose which photograph we wanted to do. 

It is 2'8" X 3'10".  The paper is divided into 2 inch squares and is worked one by one. Each of the students had to choose a mark to be repeated over and over again to form a picture.  I chose to do a stamp of a smiley face with a tongue sticking out.  I carved my own stamp and used various inks.  Colors used were red, beige, yellow, black, green and various shades of blues and purples.

We were supposed to work each square exclusively.  And when we were done, we moved on to the next, not looking back and trying to fix what we did in the last square.  But not all kids did this and you could tell if all the squares connected seamlessly.  In order to keep our marks in one square, we cut a square out of a piece of paper and put it over our poster while we worked. 

Unfortunately I left it on the couch and my dog trampled over it. It's now ripped in the middle.  Cry
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Butterfly out of its cocoon (finally!) on: July 30, 2007 08:34:11 AM
It looks very pretty.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Even more! Elegant Gothic Lolita skirts, etc. FIXED! on: July 27, 2007 12:02:04 PM
The Red taffeta black velvet damask apron skirt is my favorite.  Great work!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: A bunch of my old work (mostly sketches, MONSTROUSLY picture heavy) on: July 27, 2007 11:41:02 AM
I like how you drew and painted the girl in the watercolours and ink one.  The girl in the shaggy hair in the cute top is awesome too.  I want her top!  Annnd, the girl in the striped socks is really cute.  Good job!!
7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Painting for my living room.. on: July 27, 2007 11:36:34 AM
pretty Smiley
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My Uncles Wig on: July 26, 2007 06:43:06 PM
Ahahaha, that's crazy!!!   Grin
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Cuter Than Me! on: July 26, 2007 03:26:52 PM
I love her hair, cheeks, and button eyes.  Its so adorable! 
10  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Spiced Apple on: July 26, 2007 03:20:29 PM
Looks tasty!
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