I got a sewing machine 4 years ago, which I never used. I also have a lot of stuffing that’s just been sitting in a closet. Since I saw people (really Shannon, who does pillows) at the SVA printshop printing on fabric, I was inspired to try the same. This is the first time I’ve … Read More
For my second monoprint, I did a gorilla. I drew it from memory, which is why to me it looks a bit cartoony. I think I should have just made the whole eye black instead of showing the whites of the eyes. This monoprint is made using a brayer, and I have trouble making fine … Read More
Here’s yet another etching of elephants. This is actually two plates pushed together to make one image.
I’m taking Bruce Waldman’s etching class this summer, doing a series of etching of the Museum of Natural History dioramas which I will post in the next couple of weeks. So far I have been using a lot of aquatint to shade my etching, but I’ve become frustrated with aquatint since it keeps getting fainter … Read More
I haven’t posted any new work in a while, so I thought I should post a work in progress. I’ll probably only end up making one book this summer because I ended up using this time to reprint some previous books. It’s the sequel to “The Cambrian”: the Ordovician and Silurian. I originally planned on … Read More
Here is my latest project which I managed to finish for Mocca last week. It’s a “double book”, the cover page is a long piece of paper folded into a z which allows you to fit two books. The two books have the same story, the same artwork, the difference is that one book is … Read More
Last week my oil painting class finished. The portrait you see above is the culmination of 30 hours of work. This was my first painting class ever. I did some acrylic paintings when I was in middle and high school, but I’ve always been more focused on drawing than painting…so don’t judge too harshly. Admittedly … Read More
I submitted a comic to issue 14 of Rabid Rabbit, which had “romance” for a theme. As it turns out I’m not in issue 14 of Rabid Rabbit. I honestly didn’t know there was a judging process after submission but I guess that makes sense. Anyway, here is my two page comic.
As I mentioned in a previous entry, I’m taking an etching class. I’m focusing on learning basic techniques, because the first time I took an etching class I felt overwhelmed with all the different techniques. The etchings are actually based on the dioramas at the Museum of Natural History. Basically I went to the museum … Read More
Apart from the oil painting class I’m currently taking, I’m also doing an etching class. I’ve taken etching before, but I forgot everything. Truth be told, I have some difficulties with drawing on a metal plate with a metallic stick. I’m trying to get the hang of it. Here are some etching prints I’ve done. … Read More