Thursday, April 30, 2009


My website has been redesigned and updated, so please have a look! Cheers to Phil Marsden for helping me so much with it. 

And Phil's comics and illustrations are great so go to his website too!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

mimus polyglottos

Yes, another Walt Whitman print. I have been making variations, trying different colored tissue paper and printmaking paper. This is my favorite of all, yellow and blue on cream paper. The inked lines are thin in some areas, though I like it because it's subtle and delicate. Isn't it neat how the bird is off the mark?
This is a gum arabic transfer print, made with a wax crayon and using blue ink. That's Rhonda who is in "tuesday morning illustrators" at the print studio. This technique is great for a loose and sketchy print, recording the scratchy wax drawing. 
This is a Northern Mockingbird! Looking a bit worried.

Friday, April 10, 2009

oh, walt

Two new prints. The top one is a portrait of Walt Whitman, the American poet. It's an etching with chine colle and I plan to do more with it in the future. The bottom print is a aluminium drypoint. The printmaking class is over and now we have 6 weeks to use the studio for ourselves, which I am really excited about! More prints to come...