Friday, 26 October 2012

Print making

Here is a recent print which has been created with a litho plate. I had never done lithography before so it was quite an experience to try. The image was first sketched onto a lithographic plate with crayons, which was then wiped back with turpentine, powder and acid gum in what seemed like a repetitive process. Then, the plate was inked with litho block ink (much like a lino cut) and was printed.
 Yet despite how tedious the process was in the creation of the print, the end result was worthwhile. This technique is particularly effective in displaying my drawing technique, from the dark, sketchy lines which in turn emphasise the dramatic mood of the work.

End-of-year show: "Surface"


Above are some photographs taken of my work from our recent Second year graduation show "Surface". I had displayed a combination of my paintings as well as print making work, in particular my artist books (the forest books with the blue paintings and the owl and spider book with the red paintings). This exhibition had taken quite a lot of work and preparation, with some mishaps along the way, however the end result was very satisfying. Installation had taken place the day before the opening night, which was on the 11th of October and there was effective co-operation for the presentation. The minimal layout particularly accentuated the quality of every student's work, giving each exhibit the credit that they deserved.