Before and After inkin’, 040513. I drew this(onto an aluminium plate) in January when I hit rock bottom of my life. The image represents my life as whole also, and I think it’s dome pretty well. The plate’s been etched through a process that involved putting it in the acid bath three separate times, redrawing some lines that were too thin and blocking some bits before third etching process. I am quite proud of the result, now I just need to make some good prints of it.!
Lanark: Dragonhide. Hard ground etching on zinc plate. 2012
This is actually the first etching print I did ever in my life, just noticed that I hadn’t posted it yet. There are some typo mistakes - wrong order, etc…the joy of drawing typos backward. Inspired by the book “Lanark” by Alasdair Gray.
Kippin’. Hard ground etching on steel plate. 2012
Piki the Mighty kat. Hard ground etching on steel plate. 2012
Shavin’. Hard ground etching on zinc plate. 2012.
ODEON. Hard ground etching on steel plate. 2012.
Hart’s Tongue. Soft ground etching on steel plate. 2012.
Double Hearted Till The World Ends. soft ground etching on a steel plate, 13.7 x 3(inches).
All Black And Hairy. hard ground etching on a steel plate, 19 x 7.2(inches).
SO, these are the prints I’ve done at the five-week-litho workshop. It was a tremendous fun, I made so many mistakes that made me panicked, felt embarrassed o’ masel’, but hey learnin’ takes time.! Lithography involved with a lot of different names of chemicals and it IS very time consuming. I’ve become very interested in the process of it now, will do more when the next term starts.
The first (cheeky) b+w print was done nicely, although I forgot it was a relief printing process. will never make the same mistake again.! I love my colourful Celtic Goat(s). They’ll be on sale soon online.