Sunday, April 28, 2013

Whistling in the Dark

The topic is from my Artists Before Noon group.  It's the first prompt I've done in a long time.  My original conception was for a pen-and-ink drawing (which I still may do), but since I'm taking a collagraph class, I thought I'd try to do it with collagraphs.  It's not really working out all that great, but these two are better than the previous two.    I didn't print them yesterday, because the glue in all the lines was still drying.

But I did learn some things today:  You can't make a hard edge with carborundum.  Also, you need to make the areas where you are going to wipe off all/most of the ink (i.e., white areas) higher than the carborundum areas, not lower.  

Fair enough.  And I'm BEGINNING to see what I might be able to do with this medium.


  1. These are cool me the bottom one is my favourite...Its a good tune he's whispering and the composition is more satisfying Just My opinion though!

    1. whistling of course not whispering doh!