Me printin’ in the studio at Camberwell. Did a few vid’s for fun + documentation of the printing process the other day. Will keep makin’ these and perhaps do some editing as well. At the moment my PC doesn’t allow me to do anything eats up rams more than Photoshop/Illustrator does, it’s very kool Vimeo has a ‘enhancement’ feature for free to use.
First Proof 040513. The plate’s got etched three times, to get different line strength in parts. I am pretty chuffed with the overall image, but there are spots ink didn’t get through the lines as I rushed the process.
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.!
220413. Printed a few more, tried a different layout. Also collagin’ wi’ pale blue tissue paper turned out pretty kool.
Did a few more prints today, tryin’ to figure out which layout would work the best…
Two-plate print, proof, 190413. Never done two plate prints before, and this was tricky cos of the two plates being shaped differently. I think it worked nicely in a way although am not very keen on the indentation the second plate(The Goat) made across the image. Will do more prints on Monday to see if I could get a better result. Overall I really like how these are combined together and the layered bit in the middle where black meets pale blue looks beautiful.
The mountains - proof after lightening the background with sandpaper, 190413. The plate I used on this(and the Goat one) had been etched before and the first proof came out very dark. it had its ‘mystic’ feel to it, but I wanted to make the mountains more viewable. Quite satisfied with this.
Am quite chuffed wi’ the etching’s I did today. Chuffed also because they were done pretty quick, and yet I like the outcome. These will have aquatint on them on Fri. Cannae wait.!
Can’t believe I didn’t post these before.! My proud Screaming Lord Sutch piece. Inspired by one of his great tunes - “All Black and Hairy”. Hard ground etching on steel plate.
I did another piece using lyrics of the same tune a while ago, too : http://ame616.tumblr.com/post/23252714692/screaming-lord-sutch-im-always-a-scared-of-what
I’ve been working on more prints for the plates I’ve done over the summer recently. This one’s so far the best one. I’ve been trying aquatint for this one for a while now, hopefully it’s gonna bring more life to it.
The Electric Chair. Hard ground etching on zinc plate. 2012
Again one of the early etching I did - Mr Cooper on his ‘leci chair.
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.