Friday, August 31, 2012

Another print

Here's another print from my summer class. I used hard ground to etch the bird in first, made a few prints, then I attempted the process of applying an aquatint. It didn't exactly come out as expected and most of it is much darker than I would have liked, but you live, you learn, right?
Fun with acid!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Elephant Teapot

In June, I moved from my Troll Hole of a studio in Nob Hill to a house in the Outer Sunset and now I have a little dungeon office/studio off the garage, which I love. This little guy is the latest addition to my fortress of solitude! I found him at Cost Plus over the weekend and had to spend the twelve bucks on him. Now he keeps me company down here when my dog, Zoe can't be bothered. Not to mention that trekking upstairs every ten minutes to get hot water is one less distraction to keep me from doing work.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Printmaking & Distribution Poles

I took a printmaking class at Laney College this summer after work and it turned out to be an amazingly complicated process. I felt like a monk etching, scraping, inking and cranking out my latest visions to post throughout my village. Totally medieval. And completely dangerous. Acids, heavy machinery, toxic inks, highly flammable chemicals, sharp tools that look like shivs and a 500 degree hot plate waiting to burn you in the corner of the room. Luckily I made it out with only minor injuries.
These are a few of my linocut prints. I attempted to use a reductive process on these, and as you can see I had some problems registering the lino when I was printing over the initial images. I don't know how it happened, but I swear that my linoleum grew a bit... Oh well!

I also went a little color crazy on this one.