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studies for a collaborative project…

these are some rough sketches of a collaboration project I’m doing with Sarah Manson from Ireland, they are still only in their beginning states.

Second attempt at a color print…

I decided I wanted to have another go at a multiple plate print and I’m happy I did because I’ve learned a few good things. First and foremost if I ever attempt to have as many plates as I did during this project my head spins and well I can’t seem to focus on the image and instead I focus on the technique, which normally does not create an interesting image. Also, I learned that editing has become a great skill. After creating 4 plates that worked together¬† I always wanted to print them all, so a forewarning to you, some of these prints are busy. However, after a while I learned that in many cases less is more and hopefully this is the biggest accomplishment of this project. please let me know any thoughts or critique you have, another set of eyes is always helpful.

The color print…

Well lets just begin with saying that this project was very intimidating since I primarily feel comfort in black white and gray tones, but considering the facts I was pretty happy with the outcome. Bellow are the final print some variations and collaborations. Enjoy.

Collaboration with Chelsea and Nick

Variation with stamping

variation with stamping

variation flipped plate

color variation

color variation

final edition

Okay here we go again!

So I think posting about how guilty I felt made me work extra hard to get some decent work produced…. of course when I say decent these are merely study drawings but I always finish my studies since I consider them a piece in themselves. Hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave any comments, they are always helpful! By the way they are all made with chalk pastel and india ink washes.

it’s been a while….

So I feel like a slacker, I haven’t posted in quite some time and I swear I haven’t forgot about this at all, just busy. Started back to school last week, last semester now and well its been long awaited. For those who don’t know I have been on the 7¬† year plan with college and well I’m ready to take my chances out there. It’s funny to think about life without school when I’ve always had that support behind me but it also seems to hold me back a bit. I bet I will miss the facilities though. I keep wondering what I’m going to do after school and I guess for now that up in the air. Currently I have not photographed any new works, most of what I am working on is in the beginning stages. The most exiting event happening soon will be the Arches student show held at the Danforth Museum which open on February 27th I don’t imagine it will be up for long but its always fun to have work up. As soon as I complete some pieces I will start posts. Thanks for visiting.

some of the drawings Im considering for the review

I need input… I have my own thoughts of course but always interested in what others have to say… take a look and let me know which 4 you would choose.

The collection of prints for final review

Let me know what you think these are the prints Im using in my final review I love four of them and feel ok about the other two. I really would love some feed back so feel free to let me know what you think, which ones you like and which ones your all set with.

These are the two images I’m not so crazy about. the second print I really like how much it looks like a drawing but the image itself doesn’t feel complete.

The last print is my favorite from the semester it happened quite naturally and developed the same way my drawings would.

a recent drawing

Today I worked on a print all day and it came out the way I wanted it too but I used part of one of the first pulls in this drawing. I like this drawing which is why Im sad it is going to be used in a exchange, its always the way. This first image is a close up of the print I cut up, it was in a early state of the print with a shine colle from a woodblock I did in the past.

Bellow is the Drawing, a combination of drawing, paint and print.

My two new favorites…

I love these but as usual they are collaborations and soon enough they will not look like this so as usual I need to share them with the world before they no longer exsist! Let me know what you think. The layering and color are really exciting for me also, the combination of mark making is quite interesting.

The renewed woodblock

This is not finished but today I pulled a woodblock for the first time in almost a year and well I was actually happy with it! Sadly enough I did not pull many first states so I will be doing a lot of varied images with this block as a key component.