Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
After finishing up the lion, I decided I needed some background practice as well, so I found an image online (which I can't seem to find now). Overall, this isn't something I find particularly interesting, but it was some excellent practice. Obviously all muscles shown are not labeled.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A somewhat quick relief print I made of a hyena in the style of my favorite printmaker, Leonard Baskin. I enjoyed working on this very much and will hopefully come up with more print-worthy images of hyenas in the future.
I haven't actually signed or numbered the edition yet, but as of right now, there may be 5 in the edition plus one or two more as artist's proofs.
The paper size is 30"x 22.5"
printed on Rives BFK with Graphic Chemical water-based ink
The relief block is carved from sintra
printed with a Dickerson combination press.
My messy area with prints drying:
Monday, April 2, 2012
Sketch of a photo I found of the model, Dovima taken by Richard Avedon. I found the photo online and felt it was really striking and beautiful. After scanning it, I realized how little I served the photo justice. I think next time I sketch from a reference online I will print the image out. I really enjoyed looking through vintage photos of models. The black and white seems to add a certain classiness to the women and men posing.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I'm part of an online group that has members create pieces of work based on unusual, unfamiliar animals. March's animal is the Egyptian Vulture.
With this piece I wanted to show off the animal's face as well as the sharp contrast between its wings and body. While working on the head, I began to realize that the hackle feathers resembled a pharaoh's head piece, so I rolled with that as well.
Originally, I wanted to color this on the computer, but after scanning it, I realized it would take me far longer to color it the way I wanted it to look on the computer rather than just doing it by hand. So I went with a medium I was more comfortable with- watercolors. It's not as vivid in real life, but I was betting on my scanner to brighten in up :)
I also took some strong artistic liberties with anatomy. Hope that's excusable.