30 April 2008

the telly...

...the best and worst friend you could ever have. if you ain't too careful he will lure you into a world of distraction but sometimes he can show you new and interesting things. for the past year or so i have discovered the joy of having more than four channels with the help of a free view box and then the world of sky plus a multitude of channels. now i am slowly turning off the telly and getting back to the world of music and reading. plus by turning off the telly i have realised that i do in fact have that extra day that i have been requesting from the man upstairs. it was hiding in and amongst the other days of the week and the telly. i keep meaning to draw David Tennant as i am challenging myself to draw people but i haven't got round to it yet.
colour colour colour...

...as much as i like colour, it is very difficult for me to pick and choose colours when screen printing. it is a nightmare and i hate mixing colour. Magda who is one of the lovely print technicians at the university let me borrow her fancy paints so i could create some swatches. after i decided which ones i liked she helped me mix up my very own pots. i am useless with paint but i am getting better. i was toying with the purple/burgundy and the lilac that are in the print above with a green but i didn't like the green very much and think the blue works better.

please click on the image to see more detail of the print and the detail of the word 'robber'. ta.

as long as a piece of string...

...at the moment i am trying to tie up little loose ends and am forming some kind of action plan for the rest of the week. i have been in the print room for two days solid and i feel i need a break and some fresh air. i have been doing an edition print run of the robber bird and all the cafe characters. i have done sixteen prints so am thinking maybe i will do a run of twenty five in total. editions are best done when the surrounding atmosphere is cool as the printing paint doesn't like to play when the weather is warm. i have also randomly screen printed onto about 200 postcards and also printed onto a t-shirt as Craig requested a print of the robber bird and button. you can see a photo of it here. t-shirts are another thing that i am thinking of doing but for the moment it will be added to to-do list. i have also managed to get my hands onto some nice calico bags and have some cotton ones on the way in the post. i am playing on potatochop at the moment as i am trying out the ceramics paper tomorrow if i can find a laser copier. oh yeah! above are three postcards that i have just scanned in to show and tell.