Ink Blot Ladies

These drawings are from 2003 and were so much fun to do (plus a window into my psyche). They are A3 pieces of photocopy paper (not too absorbent) which were then folded in half. I placed a few good drops of food colouring into the fold and pressed the paper together to move the ink around and creates something reminiscent of the Rorschach inkblot test. I tried using artists ink but it didn’t spread as well, and much preferred red to other colours I tested.

I can’t remember what prompted me to start drawing headless dancing ladies, I guess it’s just what I saw in the first image and then went with it!