Friday, June 20, 2014

More June Gouache Resist & India Ink







The rest of June...Color Reduction prints

....this is for my mother, who never comments, but who nevertheless wants to see my work on her screen....

These are all three-color reduction linoprints.  I had never imagined that I would get so into these.  I'm not normally a "color" person, but I am fascinated by this technique, and am slowly learning how to do it.

At the moment, I am more interested in the marks than anything, and have started several more which I will post when I am done.




Sunday, June 1, 2014

Gouache resist and India ink

I was also making a lot of drawings with a gouache resist and India ink technique.  Here are some of THOSE--wow, this kindof seems like a lot, but that's what I get for not posting for an entire month.


















So what was I doing in May?

I guess I didn't post anything, but I was very busy.  One thing I was doing was making color reduction linoprints.

Here they are:


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Drawings--upside down and skewed


These are my drawing practice (I'd say "warm-up" if I continued on with something else) that I can do in the middle of the day to help myself stay sane.


These first two were drawn with the reference photo upside down--a most excellent right-brain exercise (even though the whole right/left brain thing has been scientifically debunked).


The next two were essentially blind contour drawings, with pencil, that were then rendered as realistically as possible.


Dan


This is the last color reduction linoprint that I already prepared paper for, but I could always get more paper....

On this one, my goal was directional cutting marks to describe the cool patterns of his face, and I'm pretty pleased with it.  It makes me happy.

My class has moved on to intaglio now, which is a process I adore, but my brain is still in reduction linocut mode (as it's been for the past month) and I'm not sure I'm ready to stop.....