I’ve been fortunate this week to attend two workshops by Dina Wakely, sponsored by Ink Rubber Paper in Overland Park KS.
Tonight’s class was squarely in my sweet spot: Marvelous Mark Making, which involved making random marks and finding art within them. We started by using a stick and a string to make random marks on a page. Then, we looked for the hidden image within and brought it to light using color.
It’s no surprise that I found a cat, a bee, a bug, and an owl.
The technique is similar to the one I use for doodling: make a loose, random scribble in pencil, then add and remove lines until the critter presents itself.