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Work in progress

Here’s a the start of a piece I’m working on right now for screenprint.  I just thought that all the the tracing papers looked so beautiful scattered on top of each other. In the future I’d like to do some kind of transparency piece utilizing this concept of layers.  It’s so magical how some layers just fade away.

Closer look. For some reason, I drew this pattern by hand, tracing from a portrait I found of Madonna. But the picture really only had 2 good pattern sections to trace from, so I had to keep moving it around to complete it. I wanted the sketchy, hand drawn look, but the amount of time it took to complete this was probably not worth it.  Especially because I planned to make this a super super light peach that would blend into the background…. So essentially I could have done this on a computer and finished in a quarter of the time.

Magical.

My first two layers printed.  Here’s that ghastly lime green that keeps popping up. I swear I will have that tub of lime green paint for the rest of my life. Anywaysssssss I’m trying to switch things up a bit, and try new color combos that I don’t necessarily think will work. The pink and salmon one is supposed to be my real piece, and then I’ve made a couple green ones and a couple mauve ones, which hopefully turn out cool.

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Drawing is better than doing other things

Tracing paper is a girl’s best friend.  And so is procrastination.  I have been putting off all “real” work in lieu of drawing on layers and layers of tracing paper for my screen printing class.  I love it.  BUTTTTT it’s a bummer to have put in hours and hours of work on something as fragile as tracing paper…  I think I’m going to take advantage of the light table in studio and make this same drawing in black and white.

Here’s a sneak peek on what I’ve been working on.  The text is all hand drawn, which I was really proud of… until my teacher told me how much faster it would have been to just do it on the computer…. ugh!  I am a complete believer that there is something special about doing something by hand, something very genuine and personal and intimate, that cannot be replicated by a machine.  You will undoubtedly get perfection, but what’s interesting about that?

The piece is kind of bubblegumy and sherbet-y, but not quite as overwhelmingly as the pictures make it seem.

Current type obsession: Pistilli Roman. OOOoooOOooOOoOoOOo! Gives me goosebumps just thinkin about it!

On an unrelated note, Band of Horses is coming to Tempe in a couple of weeks, and I’m super pumped.

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In-progress work- update

Here’s an update on a drawing I’m working on.  I’ve started adding in the background finally. It will eventually be a pretty chaotic piece I think.  I’m debating color, but I haven’t decided one way or the other. We’ll see once I get closer to finishing I guess!

Also, this is the artist that got me really thinking about hand-type in the first place. Incredible.  Daniel James Diggle.  Look him up.  And this is the work I saw of his specifically.

Anyways, more of mine below. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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