Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beginning Lithography - Drowning

So, I don't know how much you know about lithography but it's really damn hard. First just preparing the stone to be drawn on takes a lot of time if you're new at what you're doing and then there are a lot of different ways to apply the image to the stone, some of which are more difficult than others. I made the mistake of trying to use tusche right off the bat, which is a wash medium that is very difficult to do properly. In retrospect, this was a very poor decision and this image had to be worked back into a variety of times before I was able to print and even now it still isn't quite where it's supposed to be. Anyway, that is why there are no posts for the first half of the semester for this class. It took me that long to make an image that wasn't totally destroyed in the process of trying to get all the chemical processes to work out.

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