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Bad Meaning Good. Print Collection 21-07-11

More practice = more better. Getting my print mojo working, had a much better session today. I’m looking to get an edition of around 6 good prints per plate. Very low numbers, but that’s the deal. The prints I picked up today are getting better, still refining the technique though. So much to learn. (Apologies for the poorly lit photos – moving house and office at the moment so only able to snap with a little point and shoot digi-cam. Normal service will be resumed soon)

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Todays lesson. Don’t overwet your paper – especially when using water soluble ink. I was getting these crazy (unwanted) textures and I couldn’t figure out what was causing it. But thanks to some sage advice I believe over-wetting was the problem. This didn’t happen in todays’ session so it looks like that’s the cause. You can see the problem below:

Not cool – especially when it takes a good 30mins to prepare the plate for it to fail at the last stage… and then do it again on the next print because you can’t work out what’s wrong :/ Click thumbs below for a closer look.

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Life Drawing 07_10_10

When Life Drawing goes bad!  Looks like this blog is going to be a warts and all type affair… so be it. I’m knackered, got a stinking cold that won’t quit and too much work to do to be able to take any time off to recover. boo hoo, wah, wah.

I suppose its the way things have always been with Life Class, sometimes it goes great, sometimes its like drinking sick. So fill your boots and read on to see what happens when things don’t go to plan. There’s a perverse kind of pleasure posting up drawings that I think are fundamentally a bit shit… so lets go with it

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