The Australian Aborigines or Indigenous Australians were the original inhabitants of Australia before the British discovered and started to populate the continent.
They have a very distinctive artistic style which often consists of dots and simple hand-drawn shapes and animals. They use natural colours such as browns, yellows, reds and whites.
You will need:
How to make an Aborigine Clay Print…
- Try to use aboriginal colours rather than bright, unnatural colours for authenticity.
- When painting the print, try to isolate colours to individual shapes/patterns – as though the paints have made the shapes you have printed.
- Try using garden twine to tie up the clay print, it looks more rustic than ordinary white string.
- You don’t have to create a rectangle, you can create any shape you like.
- All the shapes on the print in the photos were made with the one pen.