The next objects I looked at were a cheese grater, bristles of a brush and a granite worktop.
Grater: An everyday object, shiny, sharp, metallic, reflective.
I then covered the surface of the paper with thick layers of dark, soft pencil. Using an eraser and a stencil - I removed areas of the pencil.
I didn't like the results achieved using this technique, for this object.
|Surface texture of the grater|
A good likeness to the texture.
|Texture of brush in pencil|
Thick and thin lines were created which overlapped.
Both the movements used and the finished effect were freer than that created in pencil.
|Texture of brush in paint|
Wax resist 1: Wax was 'dotted' onto the paper to act as a resist. A watercolour wash was added, as that was drying, watercolour was splattered over the top.
|Wax resist 1|
|Wax resist 2|
Wax resist 3: Using the cheese grater under the paper, I did a rubbing with the wax. First using white, then using black. Finally a grey watercolour wash added on top.
|Wax resist 3|
The finished sheet of these techniques:
|Texture sheet for the grater, brush and worktop.|