Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"Happy" accident

 I had some leftover ink from one of my classes so I dumped it on a large sheet of paper. It ended up having an interesting drip effect. So, there was only one thing to do ...turn it into the Grim Reaper apparently. India ink, 18 x 24 inches approximately.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Monotype study and B&W figure drawings

I've been meaning to do some more monotypes so I decided to do this one the other night as a study for a painting. Because the working time in monotype is limited(because the ink starts to tack up)  it forces you to work quickly and make decisions sooner than you would with other mediums. If I had a bigger press I might do the whole image as a print. I also posted a few recent figure drawings.
This image was created by inking an entire piece of thin plexi-glass with ink and then drawing into the ink and using whatever is at hand( rags,pencils, fingers, solvents etc) to "pull" out the image. When the image is completed a piece of printmaking paper is placed on the plate and it's run through a press. The second image is a "ghost" print which is obtained by a second pass through the press. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New drawings-sketch for print

Here's a couple of new sketches. Like a lot of the things I do they are a result of simply drawing and seeing what comes of it, with a only a mood or feeling in mind. Following where the line takes me if you will.
The black angel is one I'm thinking of making into a print for Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in May. Link:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Some new figure drawings and watercolors.These are relatively short poses, 30 minutes average. Thanks for looking!.