Wednesday, January 16, 2008
10" X 12", India Ink, watercolor, and gold leaf on cotton rag paper
New art! This is my first "real" art project (as in, for myself -- not something done for class, or crafty stuff) in a long time.
I've made a lot of things to use as examples in class lately, but nothing blogworthy, as we're studying pretty rudimentary stuff. This is my first "real" art project in a long time, and I am surprised at how easily it came together.
I used a blotted-line technique that Andy Warhol used a lot in the early days of his art-making. It's a pretty tedious process -- you draw on non-absorbent paper, then print on absorbent paper, and you get a really cool effect, but it's kind of tricky because you can only do a small area at a time, and you have to print in exactly the right spot each time. I like how it has a sort of funky, wobbly look, almost like old rock posters from the Fillmore.
Bonus -- it *might* be published. I'll let you know if and when.