When mark making itself is the focus of the drawing , and the mark itself is the message being created by the artist, then how the marks are produced becomes a significant and fascinating part of the process and the finished piece.
“Contemporary drawing key concepts and techniques” Margaret Davidson
The class explored artist made marks where the artist had to relinquish control somewhere in the process. I divided the class into three teams. Each team had a total of five artist. I chose three topics to explore that were generated by forces of nature or by culture.
We had team propulsion, team gravity, and team instruction. All played with wonderful enthusiasm and we had some fascinating results.
Process: Ink mixed in dish soap and bubbles were blown and caught on the page
Process: ink dropped from a dropper, then vinegar dropped on page, then ink dropped into the vinegar
Other teams to post after I get daylight images of their work.