During the quarantine period, here in Italy, I attended an online workshop held by the Italian illustrator Guido Scarabottolo. Participants explored the language offered by different strokes and their individual expressivity.
In this exercise we were encouraged to fabricate different “brushes”, no matter what the material was: some from natual fibers, other from waste materials. The aim was to find their own peculiar stroke. Randomness was also an important element to work with.
I collected leaves, different sticks and straw from my garden to create these brushes. Black acrylic was used to create the strokes. The final exercise of the workshop was to animate the strokes to bring them to life.
#1 - “A brush made of straw”
#2 - “A brush made of sticks”
#3 - “A brush made of leaves”