Throughout the year I have explored a range of drawing methods and approaches, now I have pushed this further. I begin to develop my own ideas and practice with a group of 3 work together to invent a drawing machine as a collaborative work.

Our drawing machine is these movable electronic pet toys that assemble a fake bug. We dipped these bugs' legs in ink and food colouring and also tied a thin string to their back so when we turned them on and let them move about on the acetate, they created trails of colours and mark-making. The interesting thing is, the results are completely spontaneous and unpredictable, making the prints vibrant and lively.

We showcased the invention; demonstrated the process and drawing results to the class.


Making a Drawing Machine from Justine Chow on Vimeo.

Below are some prints made from different inks and different tracing methods