When children are small their imaginations often run wild and a trip to the beach can be like an odyssey. My little nephew stood staring into a rock pool on the beach one day and was so absorbed in the miniature world under the water that I was able to get him down on paper. Normally he doesn't stay still long enough so I was lucky that his imagination held him captive. As he was lost in a world of underwater dragons and heroes with underwater hover-boards I scribbled away.
This drawing uses a mix of media. For the transferred image I print out one of my digital photographs on an inkjet printer, place it face down onto a fine quality, heavyweight artpaper, soak the back in nail varnish remover and quickly pass it through an etching press. This pulls the pigments out of one paper and into the other, diffusing and mixing them as it does so. The effect throws up unexpected and sometimes spectacular combinations of colours. I then use fine point Faber Castell Pitt artists’ drawing pens for the line work.
Transfer print and fine point Faber Castell Pitt artists’ drawing pens