Amy Gentry, a guest curator for Awst Press invited me to submit some of my sketchbook drawings for possible use on the covers of 4 different author's chap books. I'm excited to get to hang out with writers (at least in print) and am looking forward to seeing the final printed books.
Color sketch for the litho I'm drawing right now. I decided to use a "fine" ball-grain plate. I prefer the stone but it just seemed more convenient to use a plate for this one. Hope I don't regret it. Will try to do 5-7 colors before the 10th of Sept. Today felt pretty good...haven't printed all summer but am looking forward to it.
It's been a very severe summer for me. Not much time in the studio to make lithographs. But I did find time to keep sketching. Always helps to be able to take your drawing with you. I keep a small Koi watercolor set with me when I go out of town. I have really enjoy the large format Strathmore sketchpads I started using about a year ago. The heavy weight paper works very well with drawing and watercolor.