Posts Tagged ‘piglet’
Monday, February 29th, 2016
February is almost over, and these are the last of the conversation heart sketches. I went through and isolated all of the prompts I’d not yet drawn (but still pulled them at random each day), and that took me exactly through the end of the month. Yay!
I get a bit Genghis Khan. Also known as the most adorkable music video ever.
This sketchy art is perfect for the Mad Hatter’s sketchy personality – but at least he’s got sweet treats for us.
I’ve had umbrellas on my mind, and Sherlock wanted to show off his.
What better to be happy about than a Pooh Bear and his very best Piglet?
Giving up the last slice of pizza: now that’s real love.
Getting my obscure fandom on, but my BFF knows the score.
This dragon loooooves tea. Tea is life. Mmmmcaffeine.
Roxy as promised, bringing us the Leap Day goodness in her pinstripe Kingsman suit.
I’m going to try a regular Wednesday thing instead of daily art, to see if I can keep from driving myself batty. Come watch me on Periscope!
Categories: Daily Art, Things I'm a Fan Of, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: conversation arts, copic marker, dragon, february, genghis khan, kingsman, mad hatter, pen and ink, piglet, pizza, sherlock, sketch, snuff, tea, winnie the pooh, zelazny
Friday, September 24th, 2010
One of the easiest way to etch a printing plate is called dry point, where you basically draw on the softer metal of the plate with a sharp steel point, creating grooves in the plate. These never last very long, I only got half a dozen prints out of it (I did 2 editions, 3 each of the black and white, below, and the color, above), but there’s something very satisfying about working directly with the material this way.
The color edition was created by carefully rubbing the inks just into the parts of the plate where I wanted them, and then taking care not to overly clean off the excess, leaving the soft glow of yellow on Pooh bear, as well as the gentle shading on the greenery.
This was actually my very first attempt at printmaking, and I wasn’t sure what to do, so I drew two of my most favorite characters. I’ve given away the rest of the edition so I only have the two examples left, which I’m choosing not to sell because of the copyright still surrounding A. A. Milne’s wonderful characters.
Pooh and Piglet Picking Violets, 10″x6″ etching on watercolor paper, not for sale.