Wednesday, March 18, 2009

new type of drawing

The illustrators printmaking course which I am participating in is going very well. I'm challenged to work in ways that are backwards, complicated and unkown to me. The difficulties have produced some surprises and I am learning from it all. It seems like we've done so much, monoprints, etching, aqautints, drypoint, but I know full well that this is only scratching the surface of the possibilities of printmaking.

The thing I like the most so far is this strange distance between the time that you make marks in the plate, or card, or paper, and the point at which the print comes off the press. 

This is my first drypoint print and a very unrealistic portrait of my friend Keiron, who was sitting across from me. I like it. 

1 comment:

Chris Goodwin said...

oh mary this is wonderful! wow.

i know my most favorite classes at
massart were the printmaking ones :)

it's such a labor of love to make
things work. good for you!