Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sketch for Bell Hooks portfolio

The original sketchbook image was drawn with micron pen and watercolor. 
I have to think about how I am going to add the white dots.
Really need to get going on this one.  It's  due Jan 15th.  Based on this drawing I will probably have 7-8 print runs.  Maybe I'll do some spot printing with polyester plate process for speed. If I do silkscreen for the white dots I need to get someone to help me set up that process in the studio.  I usually leave a white margin around my image area because of several reasons.  If I use polyester plates for extra color runs the plate-drawing does not hold up at the edge of a bleed image. Also I have a composite roller that I prefer to work with that won't print longer than 18".  I have two larger rollers that would work with larger image areas but it is more difficult for me to roll and sponge my own edition by myself and with editions of 60+ prints it can be exhausting.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Quick sketch of my Mother

Every time I visit my Mother in Memphis I try to sketch her.  When she's watching Jeopardy is the best time. She's 97 and will be 98 in February.


Watercolor with sepia micron line drawing.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Getting ready for the holidays.  Procrastinating on 2 portfolios...but sketching.  Can't decide on a final image.  Did something pretty decadent... hired a former litho student to grain some stones for me. So no excuses now.  Thinking of changing the landscape of this one.  Researching civil war and the graves of soldiers in Appalachia. Remnants of war past, present and future. 

Working on sketch for "Bell Hooks" Portfolio