This drawing was created by building puddles of ink and water to the edges of every area designated as black. The ink, unable to absorb into the styrene sheet, was left to air dry. As the water evaporated, the ink became more concentrated. This concentration of ink throughout the drying process yielded areas of varying gloss based on the concentration of ink, with areas of higher concentration bearing a glossier finish.
Ink on styrene
16 x 24 inches
I enjoyed making this drawing because it took my focus into a purer area I think, less concerned with representation and more concerned with artful manipulation of material. The unpredictability of the process was important as well, and will hopefully bear different results in future trials.
The stryene was absolutely lovely to draw on as well. It is quite durable, totally invulnerable to water or sunlight, but also very easy to score, cut, and shave.
If I may suggest some music for your viewing pleasure: