This is a test print from a woodcut I have been working on. It is based on a sketchbook drawing I did in ink and gouache which you can see here. What I was looking for in this experiment was a way to emulate my drawing style in the woodcut printmaking process. Read More
I am currently working on a design for a bookplate. The cutting is nearly complete; all that remains is the name at the bottom. The text must be carved in reverse because it prints as a mirror image. After carving is complete I can ink it up and print it.
The piece I made at Rockin’ Rollin’ Prints was selected for the Steamrolled VII exhibit! I am super excited.
The steamroller printmaking event, Rockin’ Rollin’ Prints 2017, was this past Sunday. It was held at Saint Arnold Brewery in Houston, and is an annual event put on by Print Matters Houston. This was the first time I have participated in an event like this. I am completely hooked. Read on to hear about my experience as a volunteer, about my print, and for pictures. Read More
This is from December, 2016. My inspiration was a photo I found of Jehnny Beth from the band Savages. I’m sure I was listening to them at the time. Here is a link to an excellent live set. Jehnny Beth also does a weekly radio show on Beats 1 that is super good.
I am a procrastinator. I am really good at it. I don’t want to be that anymore. Read More
Handmade Sketchbook from India. This is a new sketchbook my wife bought for me on a recent trip to India. I love how simple it is. It is just paper tied together with string, and cloth sewn around the edges of the cover. Read More
This drawing is from last November. My source photo has been misplaced and I cannot remember who it is. It’s in the computer somewhere. I drew with sanguine marker first, put in the darks with black brush pen, and then used a white gel pen for the lights.