I proofed the teeth plate yesterday.
This photo hides it, but I have a lot of burrs to pick out (I engraved too deeply and then got lazy about removing the burrs).
At first I wasn’t wild about it because it’s not soft anymore. But now it’s rich! Rich, rich black.
In other news, the kids at work yesterday made paper fortune tellers, and I kept getting “you are rich” (and, temporally interestingly enough, “you will marry an old lady” – thanks, Supreme Court!). I am rich! Still experiencing abundance. I got to play outside and swim in rivers this weekend with my honey, so I am feeling relaxed and thankful. And rich.
I’m returning to line for a minute by making an engraving. Alyssa talked to us yesterday about doing things without attachment, for the experience of doing them, and I am feeling that right now. I started this plate a long, long while ago from scrap zinc so it’s nice to have an approach of detachment and play.
I ate a whole lotta watermelon this morning and it feels like summer.
In other news, check out this beautiful flower that bloomed the other day in the garden I’m watching these next couple months.
I suspect that’s a play dough tool (turned roulette).
It’s serious burnishing time, here at this art desk.
Remember when I said that hand-coloring was a cop out?
I made etching plates as an alternative. This still needs a lot of work, though (mostly MORE BRIGHT COLORS).
I love intaglio. Ok, I’m done reminiscing for now, I promise.
Guys! Guys! I finished the animation, finally. I ended up with 188 hand-colored intaglio prints made from nine different plates. I made the music/sound in Frooty Loops and mixed it in Audacity.
I finished making intaglio prints for my animations (170! total), and they’re all scanned and assembled. I just have to make music/sound, and it’ll be complete. After three months of printing, it’s really nice to see this all come together. I will post it on Vimeo as soon as it’s ready.
Hmm, I’ve been fully of sneak(y) previews lately. Anyway, I’ve been hard at work on the intaglio animation: printing, watercoloring, and printing some more. Here is a look at the bunny running prints I watercolored on Sunday.
I’m in the home stretch: I’ve made 120 prints, and I only have 50 more.
I made a new hexaflexagon yesterday. What is going on here? you ask. The supergreat Nick Bunch gave me his unwanted proofs from litho, which I tore down and made into a hexaflexagon, which I then printed intaglio over. Yikes!
I wish you could see this in person.
Also, tomorrow I am going to Minneapolis to attend the Mid-America Print Council Conference. I am so full of excitement to geek out about printmaking for four days. So… I’ll have cool things to post next week!