Exercise 17: Frottage

 

frottage 1

frottage 1

 

Thoroughly enjoyed the frottage exercise.  A most addictive pursuit.

It was curious to see how different some textures looked when reproduced on paper via frottage, the texture of three-dimensional objects suddenly appearing in two-dimensional form.

frottage 2

frottage 2

 

Would seem to have limited use as a direct component of a drawing, but worth exploring.  Could be a useful tool for discovering a new range of marks to describe textures drawn by hand (as opposed to being produced via rubbings).

frottage 3

frottage 3

 

The more obviously representative marks (lettering, decorative design, and so on) would be harder to incorporate into a piece of work, perhaps, unless the piece had a more ‘assembled’ feel (collage, etc).

frottage 4

frottage 4

frottage 5

frottage 5

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