This is a first proof of an etching. I plan to refine the image.
To begin, I made a collagraph – which is a textured plate to print from – I used glue, sand, and tearing and etching to make this: I used this and crimson ink to print on paper, then I overlaid a screen of thick tracing paper over the top to play with opacity and definition…
A dry point print of some discarded fish heads. Ink on paper.
Experimenting with printmaking again, with some mixed results: Original sketch:
A still life of a femur, an iPhone and plastic flowers in a jar of water. Work in progress. I like bones as organic objects and symbols of mortality, and I like also the contemplation of man’s place in the scheme of things, which he decorates with all manner of fanciful conceits. The supposed dominance of…
Just a little still life sketch in acrylic, of a shiny boot, vase, bottle and dried artichoke.
Just a twenty minute sketch in charcoal of a mannequin.
I woke up this morning (no blues though) and saw in the mirror my crazy bed hair sticking up and did a quick sketch in ink on a page of a large notebook already covered in doodles, hence the strange colouration of the chest as it is obscuring an ink drawing of a weird smiling…
This is a large (approx 4ft squared) study in acrylic, I wanted to play with visual language.
Just a doodle really, I was wondering about bird wings. Amazing structures. This may become my Superhero insignia. Exploding Bird Man.