Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Proofs

First the lazy pencil test, and then the printed proofs. Looks like everything's there! Sorry about the blurry photos, but it's getting dark early here.

The lino's a little bit dinged; it'll make for a slightly challenging print run. But hey! it's only wimps who store their lino blocks in a safe place. I also managed to put the print on the right down in a pool of oil. But it's just a proof.

(You can tell what kind of art school I went to, can't you? Yep, the kind where we smoked while screenprinting, never wore gloves, and regularly forgot to turn the extractor fans on when we etched plates. Oh, and we wiped the plates with our bare hands and then bit our nails. )

(Of course, it was also the kind where we never got fingerprints on the edges of our prints, and pulled etchings with pure blacks and whites in the same print. It was good.)

8 comments:

Sam said...

I love that tea cup..it turned out great! My blocks are all hanging out in my kitchen window at the moment, and I always have ink under my nails:)

Amy said...

What beautiful proofs they are though! Gorgeous :)

I just wanted to let you know that I included your Block Printed Fabric - Proteas in a treasury listing last night (http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=50903) and I believe it hit the front page of etsy a few hours ago...very exciting! *yay!* Congrats! x.

janine de waal said...

I must say I don't mind the smudged edges etc - I like proofs -they are more alive and emotive! ; )

kat said...

But that sounds like the best kind of art school : )

sakurasnow said...

I love the "lazy pencil test"! Somehow it gives the teacup the quality of really old, fragile china. And the 'nest soup' tablecloth is magnificent.

painted fish studio said...

i love seeing work in progress!

Mrs Tex Benitez said...

Those are lovely - and I'm looking forward to the outcome of your swap.

(I didn't go to *that* kind of art school, but I was definitely *that* kind of art student. Beauty from Chaos, I always say.) :)

Cecile said...

hee - hee!! I must have gone to the same art school!