I delayed starting to work on my Sketchbook Project until three weeks before the deadline. I was determined not to make this a crisis, but rather embrace producing what I could in the time I had.
I have been playing with melting magazine photos with Citra-solv then scanning then into the computer and using it as a background for drawing. Just as I was starting to wonder what I was going to do for my sketchbook, a new video appeared on the Citra-solv facebook page showing how I could transfer images I printed on my laser printer.
Next I decided to use one of the Citra-solv melted backgrounds I had scanned in. I’ve been fascinated by reptiles and amphibians for a long time, and I’ve always had a sense that they carry secrets. So I decided to use them to hold part of the message I was sending into the world. Then, I ran out of laser toner. Next solution? I thought I would try to use a combination between melting magazine photos and the transfer technique to lay backgrounds right into the sketchbook. I coated the pages of a National Geographic and waited. This time instead of creating interesting patterns, it just loosened up the ink a bit. [table id=8 /] One good thing, the Citra-solv made the sketchbook smell like oranges.