20 March 2008


new doodles...

...staying on the theme of teapots. i have been drawing teapots of all kinds of shapes, jugs, cutlery, mugs, cups, irons and kettles. it is kind of a diary of my thoughts or what i do in a do. sometimes it is about the characters that i draw. i just write what i think i should write or what i hear people say. i am now off to finish off a lino print. it is just of some buttons for the robotington story as i am working on some semester one work while we are on an Easter break at university alongside semester two work. i think i have had a break through with my grandad and the bird tree story so am leaving that for the weekend. please click on the images to see them larger.
etching copper...

...on wednesday i had a little idea to etch copper as with watching other people work in the print room i felt like doing some etching - something other than screen printing. i have not done any etching since October. i thought about etching a teapot and and the surrounding space round the design so i could emboss it into paper. the edinburgh etch solution was working very slow and the teapot had been in there for over twenty hours. in the end i was too impatient and we asked some man in metal work to cut round the shape. the edges just need tidying up with another stay in the etch. i know the next time i try this process - either next week or the week after, exactly how long it takes and so i will be able to prepare properly. i will be able to organise other stuff that i can do while waiting for the edinburgh etch to do its stuff.