Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sketch from last night, watercolour version i did just now.
the sketch is just black ballpoint. i’ve always loved drawing in ballpoint, i remember always getting in trouble in art class at school because i refused to use a pencil. for some weird reason i always make mistakes and use an eraser alot when im drawing in pencil but with a pen it just happens and it turns out sweet.
Turned it into a watercolour, but i don’t know which version i like better.
Nearly every artwork i do is of a girl. Sometimes i think i should branch out. Pshhh…nah!
Oh, i'll upload scanned versions tomorrow, i just couldn't be arsed tonight!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This is one of two Intaglio prints i made at tafe. The theme set by our teacher was 'imaginary landscape' so i thought a tree man would be pretty neat. Not even a giant or anything. Just a dude growing himself a little forest for moths and ladybeetles to play in.
The process involved various layers of wax on a zinc plate being drawn or imprinted into and eaten away by acid. It's printed on beautiful paper specially made for this type of process and i'm probably gonna put one up for sale in my etsy shop when it's all up and running. I love these guys and i especially loved making them so i'm gonna frame one for myself.
I wish i had a proper studio. But this is still pretty sweet for now.
Walls are graced by the glorious works of Rik Lee, Joel Birch and Mel Stringer.
And that big painting on the desk is of the cover photo from the Amity Afflictions Youngblood album. I keep stopping and starting it but i really want to get it finished in the next week. I'll try and update my progress.
I have an obsession with old houses and castles. So much so i even have one permanently on my arm. I just find them so fascinating. I love that promise of mystery and adventure that lingers around them. I love dilapidation and decay and their creepy grandeur. I'm hoping to start collecting dolls houses but haven't found any pretty or detailed enough for my liking, but i'll continue to scour opshops till i do!