Sam Brewster creates his bold and tactile work by mixing his drawing, printing and computer skills. With a good grounding in brush and ink drawings, he works with a light box to create layers in a similar way to working with transparencies for screen printing. We like the handmade feel this technique brings, even in his larger, more arranged compositions.
He tells us more about it and his interesting homemade light box.
I always start with pencil & paper, to get down as many ideas as I can in a rough and rushed way.
Once I’ve managed to come up with an idea and composition that I like, I’ll clean up the drawing and then trace several layers with a bespoke light box (cannibalised computer monitor), using ink and a brush to get the appropriate feel to the drawings.
These then make their way into the digital world to transform into the colourful scrawlings that you can see in my portfolio.
© Sam Brewster, 2012