Since I never uploaded the finished pieces- here’s the diptych I did for my final project in Intro to Printmaking.
It. Took. Forever.
And by forever I mean around 2 weeks of planning, scraping, printing, scraping, and printing until I had a good edition. As far as the metaphor I was going for, the process itself embodied it super well.
drypoint copperplate etching
This was the first assignment- linoleum block relief printing.
Compositionally could be better, but I still like it.
I don’t think I ever uploaded the finished print for this one.
It’s called ‘Self Absorbed’, and it is a copperplate drypoint etching print.
This piece also gave me a lot of problems, but I was pretty satisfied with how it turned out, for my first etching ever.
The following were all done in my Intro to Printmaking class last quarter.
This first one is called ‘Venus the Celeb’. It was a two colour drop litho print. We had to use pronto plates. It was hell getting these prints to come out right- and the edition size was 12!
*EDIT* my bad, it wasn’t 12, it was 14! (I just noticed the 3/14 on the photo)
(P.s., if you don’t get it, look up Botticelli’s Birth of Venus)
I feel like I’ve just started a new chapter in my life- as trite and cliché as that phrase may be. This Saturday I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, summa cum laude, with my B.F.A. in Illustration (minor in Drawing), and an Outstanding Achievement Award. (Sorry about the bragging, but when else would be an okay time to say any of this? You’re right, not even now.) I also turned 22 yesterday. I’ve packed up my stuff, threw out or donated much of it, and returned to Trinidad. Now, real life begins. Or continues. My academic life is over, all 17-20 years of it.
Anyone need to hire a freelance illustrator?
This side of the diptych is done!
The other side.. I’m editing for the thousandth time right now so that I can get it printed tomorrow.
I would write more words about how my desk is only a fraction of what I need to clean/ deal with before I pack up and leave this joint, about how I have 3 more of those oil self portraits to go, plus other things I don’t want to put into words about graduation and leaving friends and packing and finishing my projects…. I’d write more words, but it takes brain power and that sentence is already way too long and rambling.
The abridged version: Two weeks left.
Gesture drawings I did at Gesture Jam today. They had in at the park together with SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts festival! Highlight of the day- the bouncy castle. So much fun!
Model, drawn at an open model session for my advanced portrait drawing sketchbook. I’m scanning all I have so far for midterms.
Next is Lena, my good friend (and fellow illustrator) who agreed to pose for me.
Then a master study of a Rossetti painting.
Some samples of what I’ve been up to!
Did I mention my club is the best?
People, Scad alumni Sam Wolfe Connelly will have a talk in Morris Hall this upcoming Thursday, Don’t miss the opportunity to hear about another scad alumni who has been doing great in this field.
So that drypoint etching I was working on? I pulled a state proof today. I put some green on the barnacles, but you can barely see it. My camera died before I could get a decent photo -__-
Drypoint etching! :o
Intro to Printmaking project 2. It’s supposed to be even more difficult than the first project to get consistent prints. I am going to die in Alexander Hall this weekend, broke and buried under piles of ruined expensive paper.
Why aren’t you following Helen Mask yet?
Great friend, great artist. If you like art nouveau, you’ll like her stuff.
My poster designs for Getting Published class. It’s for a play called “Anon(-ymous)”.
So many tedious hours spent on just the hair >____< Worth it(?) We’ll see. Waiting to hear back.
Aw poo. They went with someone else’s. His is great too!