Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Studio Views: CMYK Sketches

CMYK Sketches
Acrylic on Paper

Above are some new sketches for a series of paintings using a CMYK palette. The CMYK colour model (also called process colour or four colour) is a subtractive colour model used in colour printing. CMYK refers to the four inks used in such a printing process: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (Key). Ink is usually (but not always) applied in the order of the abbreviation. The CMYK model works by partially or entirely masking colours on a lighter, usually white, background. The ink reduces the light that would otherwise be reflected. Such a model is called subtractive because inks “subtract” brightness from white.

The sketches develop the Ben-Day dot and pixel works started in 2010, where hand-rendered marks are evocative of mechanical printing or digitised image processes.

CMYK Sketch (2011)

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