Starting to get a backlog of etched plates now – which is great, but need to get down the print shop and start pulling proofs. Cutting Mat has arrived, now just need mount card, sticky labels designed and project Dave Sells Art is go :D
*Resource Request* C/O Production manager: More hours in the day please. Effective immediately. Kthanksbuhbye.
Interesting session tonight! Lots of lessons learnt – No.1, bring more plates! Not dinner plates, but aluminium ones for etching! The sketchbook work tonight didn’t feel too successful, but that’s mainly because I was trying to warm up for the drypoint etching main course. I’m heartened indeed. One of the main reasons I love drawing so much is because it physically feels nice to make marks on paper, its always been a big draw for me (no pun intended). But this whole etching lark feels great, its like sculpting – but 2D! Its an entirely different feeling to my previous medium of choice (black crayon on paper), but really satisfying, digging a sharp point around a sheet of soft metal. But I digress – here’s the images from tonight… I’ve taken the liberty of photoshopping the scanned plates to mock up how they will look printed, that’s why there’s 2 versions – a straight scan of the plate and a flipped, reversed out test: (edit – doh! forgot to flip some of the tests, heh ho.)
For full screen versions, please click the thumbnails below…
Lots of images to look at today! I’ve decided that I’m just going to post up everything from my sketchbooks as I scan them – good, bad and ugly. My style has mellowed recently so its great fun going back through the years to the more ‘out-there’ drawings I used to produce. I went through a phase (a few years long) of really pushing the limits of Life drawing, both taste-wise (…gulp!) and stylistically. Its good, I now feel like I’m starting to find a nice equlibrium with my drawings – a bit crazy, but not so entirely mentalist! Anyway, have a gander…
As always, to view higher-res versions of the images just click one of the thumbnails below and navigate through using the arrows at the top and bottom of the screen. If you see something that interests you or need anything explaining don’t be afraid to leave me a comment – I don’t bite! :D
No more Life Class until the new year, so here’s a selection of classique Life Drawing from ages past. I’m working slowly backwards through my sketchbooks so its all in reverse order…
There’s a story to tell with one of the images which I will devote and entire post to… at the moment its still too sad to write about :( *sniff. Sigh. Anyway, as always, to see the images in full screen-o-vision just click one of the thumbnails below and navigate using the arrows at the top and bottom of the screen. pip pip!
Good session tonight. All 5 minute poses, so there’s quite a volume of images. Had fun mashing together different poses to make new odd looking images…
That was the last session for this term, but I’ll be scanning and uploading classic life drawing every Thursday from sketchbooks past! Its going to be ‘fun’ (read: embarrassing) posting up some of the drawings from a few years ago when I was going through… lets call it a ‘phase’ of drawing very silly things. I’m sure you’ll get what I mean when I post them up. Gulp. As ever, to view the drawings in full screen, click a thumbnail and navigate left/right using the arrows at top and bottom of the screen. Enjoy!