14 September 2013

This just in...

I was printing yesterday, and came up with some good stuff, some intriguing stuff, and some crap.

Here is one of the neat ones:
Grey ink block printed from LDPE on printer paper.

Some were block prints, some where intaglio. Some of the most intriguing were attempts at block printing in 2 colors. Even without much in the way of registration, they looked neat. Also, I printed the above image on a piece of white muslin, and that looked pretty cool.

More pictures to follow, but since I was here and this picture was here, and now you are here, posting it seemed like the right thing to do. The sad story about how the studio flooded will have to wait, too.

11 September 2013


Tonight at the bowling alley, a woman on the team we were bowling against came over and said, "Are you drawing our butts? Because it looked like you might be."

I had to admit, that, yes, actually, I had drawn some butts. Then I flipped back to those pages and showed her the quick sketches I'd made of her. She went away laughing, so I guess that was all right. I really should be careful around people who routinely throw 15# weights around, though.

04 September 2013

Recent Works On Paper. With Paper. Whatever.

Various permutations of block printing and embossing. The embossing made my brain tingle a little more than the printing, but where they are combined, that was pretty sweet, too. Not as easy to see in these photos, which were made with a telephone.
A heap of attempts. Some were more rewarding than others. It is difficult to tell if the ink is dorked, it was just too hot in the studio, or I don't know what I am doing. Or, you know, All of the Above.

These are cool enough, I figure they deserve large size! The two images were made from the same embossing plate, but the 2nd one had more carving done to it before going through the press. 

The purple is the same plate, block printed. I think this was one of the first prints I pulled with block printing ink. I tried intalio first to see if I liked it (yeah, yeah, I *know* that is not correct usage!) and I did like it, but the photos of those prints are pretty much impossible to decipher.