Sunday, February 26, 2012

Printmaking - Intaglio

This semester, I needed to enroll in one last exploratory art class. I chose a Printmaking class with an Intaglio based process. We started this semester learning lots and lots of processes, finally to start the first real assignment last week. All we were told is "myth," the one word left open ended for us to choose any myth from any culture we wanted.

With my arbitrary classics background I've developed, naturally I stuck to Greek myths. I chose the myth of Persephone, and the drawing for my plate ended up pretty Grateful Dead looking. I'm not against this, of course! Below: the left is the copper plate with my drawing traced onto the ground with red oxide, and ready to be dry pointed. On the right is my original sketch / plan.

Stages one and two are below, as well as what blocking out looks like when it comes to acid biting. I have just finished the third and final today (not pictured here), but have left it to dry and will take a photograph later this week. In the end, I wish the last stage looked a little better. But you can be the judge for yourself once I post that!

News News News

Sorry for the lack of posting that's been going on, I've been having an awful time lately with sewing machines breaking and papers, etc. I have been waiting in the mail for some studs, which is why I haven't made the final post on my (almost) finished shorts. But the good news is, I have several other pairs I have picked up from the school's free clothing table, so there will be more to come this semester!

As for my senior project, I am well on my way on the third dress out of four. In the coming month, I will be shooting my portraits, finally! Those pictures will definitely be on here come the end of this semester. And I will actually finally explain this project, and what's been keeping me so busy.

For better news - I have a job this summer! I will be joining my friend and old professor Kyle Ford for his last gig at Skidmore College, assisting his summer photography classes. We will be having lots of fashion and digital printing adventures, according to the schedule. Applications go out soon, but I'm pretty certain I'm already in. Super pumped to be up here for a few more months!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

DIY - Embellishing Shorts

While waiting for my studs to come for my other shorts, I busied myself making these. I'm taking a trip to Santa Fe this coming spring break, and wanted something a little southwestern.

I cut them from some old black jeans (I could have sworn they fit a little looser). I found a scarf with tassels at the free table the other day, and cut the ends off to sew them onto the bottoms. I also had some patterned fabric I placed on one side.

Stay tuned for more DIY. My studs shipment should be here soon!