Saturday, September 25, 2010

First set of prints done!

The preliminary set of prints have been finished! This was an interesting process, and I consider these more as studies than finished pieces. I've already shown the original stencil, and here's what came out of it.

After doing the first set of print, I made another pair of stencils, along with an 8 x 10 frame stencil, and then experimented with a three colour print. I'm not entirely pleased with the colours, but this was more of an experiment in working with the medium. These images are the results of this venture.

So this is some of what I've been up to lately. I've just finished cutting the final stencils for the "Fatale" print series, and have selected a colour palette that I like, so within the next little while, final prints will be appearing. If you're interested in owning one of the prints or experiment prints (they've been numbered as a series), feel free to contact me. Experimental prints I'll sell for $15, and final prints I'll probably run around $25-30.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


So we're back in school now. Today was my first exposure to screen printing; I did a few test prints and then did a little set of six prints from a stencil I made. It has a definite Art Nouveau feel, which I enjoy. The drawing itself, posted here, didn't really take too long, but cutting it out took a good chunk of time, and required me to go out partway through to get new sharper blades for my knife to minimize tearing of the newsprint.

The drawing was done without photo references, and actually came out of my little brain; remarkable, I know, because sometimes it really seems like there's nothing up there. The image was drawn at an 8" x 10" size in pencil, drawn over in pen, and then carefully cut out. Some of the hairs changed a bit on the finished stencil, simply due to the fact that it was impossible to cut some of the incredibly fine bits without ripping the newsprint.

As an aside, it turns out newsprint is probably the best paper for stencils. Don't use Cougar. Do yourself a favour.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Living in Toronto!

So I just recently moved back into the big city. That was an event, and was then followed by a lot of cleaning. I've decided that the new place isn't so bad. Anyways, with the move and getting to see my room mates again after the summer, not a whole ton of art has gone on in the last little while. However, I did manage to finish a new painting this morning.