Book of etchings

August 14, 2012New art work

Here’s an accordion book of the etchings I’ve been doing. To reiterate, I’ve been doing etchings of the dioramas at the Museum of Natural History. The book has 8 etchings. which uses a mixture of hardground and aquatint.. I only have 6 copies of the book, so it’s the most expensive book I’ve ever made … Read More

My first sewing project

August 14, 2012New art work

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

Gorilla monoprint

August 10, 2012New art work

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

More elephants!

August 3, 2012New art work

Here’s yet another etching of elephants. This is actually two plates pushed together to make one image.

Elephant Prints

July 28, 2012New art work

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

The Ordovician and the Silurian: work in progress

July 23, 2012New art work

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

Alien Encounters: The tree of life

May 5, 2012New art work

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

Oil Painting class

May 5, 2012New art work

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

Romance comic

April 30, 2012New art work

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.

Etchings from the museum

April 23, 2012New art work

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