No, I haven't lost it...well maybe. This print is for an upcoming portfolio of "The Fifty States", deadline (due in Colorado by Nov 1 "do or die!!!!!"). I found an image reference online of a southern belle from Tennessee. Modified the drawing a bit but left some of the composition the same with one obvious exception, Elvis. Seemed to be the only thing I could come up with for the state of "Tennessee". Even though Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, he chose Memphis as his home and Graceland was/is a big icon for Tennessee as well as our print studio named L VIS Press. I am still putting in the "darks" but it is taking too long to build up dark values with a #5 Korn's litho crayon. Think I am going to add in some punch with a #4 Korns. Still plan to etch it lightly (maybe #2 with a spot #5).
In addition to the "State of Graceland" print I did this image for the Mesa Contemporary Arts Print Calendar. It's in my experimental style. It takes about 1/4 the time to draw and it's fun to break loose from the tight style. Used three different etches, straight gum, 5 drop and a 10 driop for the darker #3 crayon areas. Plan to roll it slow with a really stiff ink. Probably add 2 or 3 colors but may rethink because it is a 60 print run.
I finished the "I Make Prints" drawing as well as the "Mother Daughter". So there are 4 stones waiting to be printed in the shop. Still need to tear, register and calendar (flatten the paper on the press) paper for 3 more editions. Packed up my prints for one of the editions for Murray State. Time to get to work!