I’ve just spent a fine week in a printmaking course – working into aluminium plates variously protected from and exposed to copper sulphate and salt solutions. Although the results were definitely varied as I tried to figure out vital questions such as “how much is too much” and “how long is long enough”, it was a great way to spend some time, playing with images directly rather digitally. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2011
The ‘doctor’ bird mask follows the shape worn by plague doctors in medieval Europe, and the Commedia dell’Arte stock character – representing foolish knowledge. This is nearly finished now, covered with chopped up computer waste (which resisted said chopping up more than expected) and glass mosaic tiles.
I spent time this morning creating a quick and dirty one page advert to go in the Drawfest Annual, an A5 booklet to be distributed at Armageddon in Auckland in a few weeks. Drawfest is a New Zealand group in the online community Deviantart – I’m aka lemondjinn if you’re ever there.
The top illustrations, background wall paper and squid sketch were part of an illustration project about Herbert (a small child very fond of Cephalopods) done last year. Except for the chopper picture, originally scratch board, everything else is digitally painted.
If nothing else, publishing the name of my not-very-updated website will encourage me to do some work there.