In the first workshop back into subject, I decided to experiment with potato printing. This is because it is a simple technique that gives a texture to the print, which is what I am looking for in my work. It’s also a common activity that kids do at home (with simpler shapes!) so it relates to my target market.
I printed with black, as I just wanted to see the effect that the potatoes would give. I was really pleased with the texture that the prints had, and I prefer the designs where I carved more potato, giving more detail rather than just a black shape.
After the initial prints, I made some simple patterns.
I am really pleased with the outcome of this simple technique. I think I may scan some of the initial prints and edit them in Photoshop and Illustrator, to create an image to put onto a screen; and to also create digital patterns.