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Curse you Microsoft!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Silkscreen | No Comments

I’ve been cursing extensively this past week because I’ve had to work on a Windows computer, using Microsoft Office Suite. People who sit next to me must think I’m going insane, though I usually curse in a foreign language so as to not offend my neighbors…but I guess that could be even weirder. I can’t […]

That dress picture…

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Silkscreen | No Comments

That dress picture with the “ambiguous” colors that’s been circulating has started to bother me…well mostly the people who say it’s blue and black. Am I missing the joke? They’re trolling right? How can you possibly see black on that dress? To finally put this to rest, I employed Photoshop to sample some colors. As […]

So you want to table at a festival….part 1

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Tutorial | No Comments

Since I’ve been exhibiting at festivals for four years (about 14 festivals total), I thought I should do a post giving pointers to people who are thinking of doing the whole festival circuit. Not that I’m the authority on this subjects, but there has to be some valuable lesson hidden in my experiences. So first […]

My outdoor sketching setup

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Tutorial | No Comments

Since I’ve been sketching in the museum, I’ve been thinking of an easy way to carry all my different pens with my sketchbook. After a trip to the fabric store, I bought some elastic tape to create a bandolier. The bandolier you see above is my first attempt at sewing elastic tape; turns out you […]

Recession Art Grand Opening

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Silkscreen | No Comments

I have a couple of my books for sale at RAC which will have its grand opening Saturday January 21. There is a grand opening reception from 6p.m to midnight at 9 Clinton St. I’ll be there as I’m curious how the space looks like, I don’t know whether I’m in the “gallery section” or […]

How to do a 3-d /stereoscopic image

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Silkscreen, Tutorial | No Comments

Last week I bought a very cool 3-d silkscreened book from Dernier Cri. It’s possibly the first time I’ve seen stereoscopic images that “work”. By the way, by stereoscopic I’m referring to images that need to be seen with red/blue lens glasses. So I bought the book to figure out how it was made. Below, […]

Boy and bear new illustration

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in New art work, Silkscreen | No Comments

I finished a new illustration of a boy wrestling/ hugging a bear. I originally wanted the picture to be unambiguous and show the boy and bear play fighting. But then some people to whom I showed preliminary sketches thought it was a dangerous situation for the boy, so i toned it down and it seems […]

Sketching on location

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Tutorial | No Comments

It was last year, on my trip to Egypt, that I started sketching on location. Part of the reason was that I broke my camera on my second day in Egypt and so had no choice but to draw draw draw. Although it frustrated me that my drawing weren’t like the “real” thing, I realized […]

Silkscreen Process

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in Silkscreen | No Comments

Because many people don’t know what silkscreen printing is, I’ll do a brief primer on it. I took some photos at the School of Visual Arts printshop to help illustrate some confusing passages. Silkscreen Printing is printing an image through the use of a silk mesh stretched over a frame(called silkscreen). Unlike most printing methods […]