Saturday, August 31, 2013


Here's another one of those collage-things, without the pen-and-ink.  The is the first one I've done, where I really really like it this way, without the ink.  Maybe I should just leave it.....

(If I DO decide to add ink, I'll post it again.)

Friday, August 30, 2013

29 Faces in September--#1 & #2

Ha ha!  I'm cheating, and starting early.  But that's because the last time I did this, I only got 15 done in September.  I did finish them, in December, but this time around, I have high hopes of doing them all in September, as long as I start NOW.  It's only two days early.

But my goal is 29 linocut faces.  I really need to learn how to do linocut, because I have two projects that I'm just dying to do, and I don't have the skills to do them.  I actually have no clue about them at all.  Making linocuts is the only way to learn how to do them--and making lots.  29 Faces in September will be a good was to do that.  There's a link to that on the right, below all my tabs, if you want to check it out.

Each of these blocks is 4 X 6 inches.  I think I'll do the rest with 3 X 5 blocks.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Old Man Collage #4

I'm not sure what to say about this one.  In a way, it's the most "finished" of the four I've done, and in a way, I really like it, but I think I might like the "roughness" of the others a bit more....It will be sitting around for awhile, for me to look at, and I'll probably come to some conclusions about what it still needs.  Actually, I usually do that--what you think or feel upon seeing something when you first walk into a room is very revealing.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Illustration Friday: Power

POWER is taking it all in--all the words, all the perceptions, all the world--and channeling it through yourself.  In it is joy and fear and anger and contentment, and you can't block any of it out.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Must make linocuts!

These past couple weeks I have been in Mexico, getting thoroughly inspired by Mexican print-makers in general, and Mexican linocuts in particular.  So I ordered linoleum, and some decent cutters.  I could see right away that there's some real skill involved.  So these are cutting-practice pieces, printed with really shitty water-soluable ink that was the only thing the local hobby-shop carried....