Ways to Erase

As suggested, I have experimented with ways to erase the figure from an Image. I have used various materials and processes, and at the bottom I will discuss which ones I will develop:

 

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original Ghost
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Ghost with no eyes – attempting to make it less comical
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Figural – make it seem they never existed=wrong impression
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Tip-Ex – material used to erase, looks like paint
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Friction – literally rubbing them away
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Black Ink Ghost – quite horror movie – esk

 

 

Above – Cellotape-ripping the figure away, produces 2 pieces – the image and off print

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Gel Pen – like I’m scratching them away
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Pencil Crayon – very cloudy texture
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Fire – burning the figure away
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Bleach – creates a burning glow aura
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Gloss Photo and Matt Paint – brings them out of the photo

 

Out of all these experiments, there was one I really liked. The cellotape experiment produces two pieces; the image that has no figure but a very spirit like form and the cellotape that has the figure on – placing it on a separate piece, it feels as though I’m trying to repair the figure. I am going to develop the cellotape experiment further as they have all the qualities I want from these works.

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