Friday, December 12, 2008
After the goofing off - the reckoning
Now that we've all wasted more time playing around than we care to admit, can I prove my earlier assertion that online slacking can lead to productivity?
Here's one of my many "Make-a-Flake" creations. It was simplified for its application to a 3"x3" lino block, but it's definitely where this whole mess started.
For a change I cut out the black lines of my design, instead of the spaces in between. This messed with my head in all sorts of ways, but this was the first result.
It was okay, but I wanted to give it some more depth, so I chopped out the background and printed again, this time with the graduated ink roll-up going in the other direction. I liked the way that looked, and printed it on all kinds of stuff: Hosho, some black scarpbooking paper, some dark blue handmade paper, Canson paper, tracing paper, glassine... if it was lying around, I smooshed ink onto it.
I even printed it into the new little Moleskine that arrived for Art House's sketchbook project. This might not have been a great idea, because it's taking a lot longer to dry on the Moleskine paper than it is on everything else. Oh, well!
And, of course, since the original idea was to give depth to the first print pass, I printed the second version over the first. In the end I couldn't decide what I liked best for a potential Winter Solstice greeting... so I put them side by side and...
I think that'll do, don't you?