I mentioned this quite a bit previously, that I was able to finally start trying out some of these concepts through monoprint and hand drawing an extended version of the drawing. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue drawing these illustrations by hand, but with more clear detail to them, or if monoprint was the way to go.
So I just tried both.
Feeling like I’m bottled up. My true self cannot be seen, or is being held back.
The feeling of everyone watching me. ALL. OF. THE. TIME.
I chose to do a literal translation of the first illustration because the thought of being sucked in to a bottle or even trapped inside one. The texture that came from this one was very pretty, and I think the colour worked well with the illustrations concept.
The same again, with this one also, I think the monoprint technique works well to give that distorted sensation. I might need to start thinking of how i could pull the two methods together to make the illustrations bolder.