Using black and white (Exercise)

In this exercise, I was supposed to produce a Whitby seaside picture which I have done from a similar one like this.

whitby-3 whitby-7

I have drawn a sketch with pencils, then made it as a fine drawing. (It was a little more complex than I thought so I have to concentrate on it for a long time.)

Sketch-Whibty (3)

Using black&white-1

Step 1 Fold this A3 paper then scanned it twice then combined these 2 parts in one image.

Step 2 Invert the new image by photoshop.

Using black&white-2

I realised  the picture is probably better called seaside instead of sea because I put too many buildings in it. Then there were lots of details that were fiddly. I tried a little bit of cutting out, but made the shapes very difficult to stick on white paper. But I love this picture so I decided to carry on with it then cut off most of it only leaving a quarter on the top right side. I then enlarged it to A3 size and printed on 2 pieces of A4.

Step 3 I Blu-Tack my pieces down. The sea seems only to be a calm one, there isn’t any big waves.  Then I decided to pick up a few small pieces for the sea.

Using black&white-3

Step 4 I refined the picture but it does not seem to be any better.

Using black&white-4

Using black&white-5

I also tried starting off this way to make the image  more intimate but my technique is not good enough to finish it.


I lost control of what I was doing  and I feel it ended badly. I am not sure there are lines showing the small waves in the sea, grass or the building?  I can return to the bigger block to cut more off? It is legible  but I feel it is disjointed and not easy to understand.

Using black and white could get an amazing result. But my main problem was I probably should have used another style for sea waves. Then I think  it could be better.

Seoul-based illustrator Daehyun Kim  I like this artist and the way they have conveyed a sense of souls and spooky. the images are good for their readability, legibility and they are clear to understand.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s