Friday, 30 May 2014

The Taxidermy Fashion of Reid Peppard

More information on the artist can be found here:

I only made it through the first two pages of the blog before I had to stop myself- it would be too easy to spend a day exploring the posts provided. They cover not only Peppard's personal work and collaboration, but the processes involved in the production of each piece, magazine features and short films. 

It's the perfect place for profitable procrastination. 

Images sourced from 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sketchbook 012: Drypoint Horse Composition Tests

I've made these small drypoints as studies for an upcoming monoprint/drypoint layering exercise. None of these drypoints are larger than A4. 

Above are prints made from the same drypoint plate.
I haven't decided which side is the top yet. 

This plate was the first I printed in the series and
highlighted the problems I'd have with the burs.
The above print clearly shows where the ink has bled out onto the paper. 

Here is ghost print of the above proof.
It clearly shows which areas were absent or flooded with ink.
 This information is useful in adapting your scrimming technique
 to the individual plate to produce the best print possible. 

After a while I figured out how to print the burs properly.
Because the burs are so high, once the plate was scrimmed
I needed to wipe each line individually to remove any excess ink.
Normally this isn't necessary in inking a drypoint plate.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Exams Spur a Five Hour Scrim

During my Printmaking class today our tutor told us to prepare for our exam next week. I may have had a minor panic attack because I thought the exam was in two weeks and not so soon. My peers had a similar reaction to the awkward date since most units are marked in week fifteen, not week fourteen like we are.

After the class ended at 5 pm I stayed back in the print studio until about 8 pm.  We'll have to see how my arms pull up tomorrow after five hours of scrimming.

The backlog of process images for university, Golden Z Club and misc. blog articles is something to be appalled at. It's a struggle to fit in the editing work with university and the RHP marketing campaign preparation. Turns out organising your own marketing campaign eats your free time, but I've managed to have the media materials and event venue budgeted, which is arguably the hardest part of the campaign. I should get the book within the fortnight and I haven't had anything printed yet.

It's such a relief to have the launch penciled for August, though.

Once this particular exam is over, I plan to pull one of Pan's tricks to sleep all day and run around all night.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Sketchbook 011: Horse Collages

 Newspaper on Origami Card. 

These pictures were made to study isolated equine movement for my Printmedia class. 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Mourning Jewelry of Kirsten Spuijbroek

More information on the artist can be found here:

Images sourced from the artist's website. 

A Typical Errand Day

Woke up. Wrote draft for part 1.5 for my Short Fiction journal. Ate lunch. Drove to the city to look for a pull up banner. Got a coffee and organised some RHP notes.  Drove to Claremont to get an iPad SIM. Blog notes. Dance class. Dinner with friends. Drive home. Slept.

Productive day. 

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sketchbook 007: Horse Collages

 Newspaper on Origami Card. 

These pictures were made to study isolated equine movement for my Printmedia class.