This is getting to be fun. With planning and luck, I will maintain something like this pace for a few weeks. Here, have a tree.
Should have used a third color (blue) for the sky. I’ll print a few of those somewhen.
November 28, 2011
November 16, 2010
I went into the city yesterday, originally to finish up a project from months ago, and sketch the Chinatown Banksy. It’s still there, behind the plexiglass, and I decided I’d come back when the afternoon light shifted its way into that side street. I made my way to Columbus and ended up spending my time in the alley by City Lights Bookstore instead. This detail of the one sketch I made shows the view looking east onto Columbus.
October 24, 2010
October 6, 2010
Moving toward the hills:
One of the nice things about this being a work blog and not a portfolio space is that I can still publish unsuccessful drawings; that is, work that doesn’t fit the intended project outlines, but that I like anyway. This detail is supposed to be the point that the wooden man is heading toward, but I got carried away with drawing the trees and so forth on my model hills. Nice style, but not what I wanted to work in.
May 26, 2010
Finished the Pig Pen print! First, the lino.
The print. This is number 2 of 7.
The tall grass and sleeping pig came out very satisfactorily. I’m less happy with the piglet; she could be better defined. The tree looks fantastic, the sun just as I’d imagined. The errors in the shadows I hope the eye can forgive. Those scorps at the bottom are just accidents; I’m fully to blame here.
May 17, 2010
May 8, 2010
Finally finished printing Blake’s The Tyger. As those with nimble memories may recall, late last Fall I began a cut closely following this poem. Today I finished the plate and printed a healthy number.
It’s a cloudy and chilly day, so I’ll give the prints at least until Monday to dry thoroughly; then I’ll scribe the poem in.
I picked up where I left off on the tree trunk and did well, but I lost something between then and now with the stripes. Rather than keep cutting, I left the legs as they are for now. I do like the way the plant turned out, very much.