It's something I've heard other artists talk about. I've seen some really good end products and find the process very interesting.
I've been a fan of Albrecht Durer since as far as I can remember. Such amazing detail, rendering and line work. The subject matter is not exactly something I would find myself doing, but I am definitely a fan of the artist.
Today I completed my first HD Imagon print. The process begins with a drawing on mylar. I continued to use a pen as my medium. Magically, my girlfriend, recently gave me a pen along with ink refills which she purchased on her trip to Japan. I had been testing out drawing on the mylar with pens I typically use. Most of them worked, but it's a lot messier than drawing on paper or canvas. The pens tend to bleed more than usual.
But, the pen my girlfriend gave me, works perfectly. In the end, the plate I create through the process picks up my scratch mark method of shading and rendering.
I want to use printmaking as an alternative method. I'll be able to create a drawing that I can recreate with various colors. In order to do multiple colors, you need to make more than plate.
In order to color in certain areas, you'll need to do several drawings/traces of your original drawing. Then, you make another plate. :)
I'm currently working on prints that will be included in my solo show, "Inside the City", which will take place at Artes de La Rosa in Fort Worth, TX. That show will open December 1st.
Currently studying under Dennis Olsen.
|Drawings on mylar, 11" x 14" (each)|
|Photo of the plate (with window reflection)|
|Black print on Stonehedge paper|
|Black and Yellow print, on paper|
This was a test run. Wednesday I'll be completing the 4 color process print I am hoping to achieve.
I'll be creating several different background colors and adding white.
I put this on my studio window today at UTSA.