dots…

so its back to the dots. been attempting to type a coherent sentence  and it is apparently quite difficult for me this evening, so just a few incoherent rambling blobs of words will have to suffice.

stemming from a few previous projects, i’ve been thinking about the language used in advertisements — being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of them in these magazines and our inability to escape them. what would it take to change them into something worth looking at or experiencing? how is the nature of our language changing due to hyper/social media and our “shrinking” time.

there is so much more to say about these, but my mind is elsewhere. game of thrones and a beer are calling my name…

(ps, if you couldn’t tell — the last image is all of these layer on top of one another — like its parent project. not sure if that will be the direction i’m heading in or not…but i figured that it wouldnt hurt to see how it looks all piled up. right?)

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Slowly but surely…

Back to the magazine project…only this time much (much!) larger. Think 4ft by 5ft. Why did I think this would be easier? Oof. Not really loving the materials — markers/pens and gouache for the white letters. Once every page has been copied, I may go around with gouache/acrylic/something to bump up color/detail/etc. i’m trying not to think too much about it at the moment, otherwise i’ll probably give myself an aneurism thinking about what’s wrong with it. I tried using wax pastels on the first attempt. Lack of control/detail really gave me trouble. I toyed with going back to all black, but I really think the whole layered color thing might be better suited to this size. Markers do look a little cheap and childish, but i needed something i could get on the paper quickly, and often at an awkward angle. Marker seed to fit the bill… Hmm.
Only way to figure it out is to commit to it and get on with it, right?
I was really hating this up until tonight…I was able to add 3 more layers, so it’s finally getting to the point where it’s a little less readable in parts, which is where it starts to get interesting.

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