mercredi 6 octobre 2010

Lack of inspiration

I probably have a weird creative process. I start from an idea of what I want to make, I start drawing and then the picture just creates itself, it tells me what it wants to become. Sometimes though, I get stuck, I lack the starting point. That's when I look at places like Illustration Friday or the weekly European Etsy Street Team for prompts. This time I dug up a challenge theme from a few weeks ago : stripes.

(Hard as hell to photograph, evrything is shiny on this !)
This is a good opportunity to show you a part of the printmaking process. This zinc plate has been polished and covered with a coat of protective varnish. I'm drawing on this with a metal point, scratching of the protective layer. When I put the plate in the the acid bath, the acid will attack the metal in the unprotected areas.
I started doodling and thinking about all the stripes one could see in a picture, about their regulatiry and imperfections, and about how rain is often represented by vertical stripes... This is a work in progress, it may well change again before I print it !

There are a few other things going on in my brain right now - actually, there are so many I couldn't sleep !
There's the sewing, and the writing about the sewing, and there's still this drawing in progress on the desk, and two knitting projects, and I have blogs to update, and at least three different plates I want to prepare before our next printmaking session...




I was totally going to stop here, but on my way to my blog en français, I stumbled upon this beauty by Criska.


I'm not usually blogging that much about other people's product, but this is just... wow ! I can't justify buying it for myself so please, let someone take it to a good home...



More creative spaces at Kootooyoo's blog

5 commentaires:

Chantal a dit…

Wow, going to have a good look about your blog! I think I will learn a lot about printing process I'm not familiar with : ) Thanks for sharing.

Green Martha a dit…

I just spent a good amount of time looking at your blog as well. I did a little bit of linocut last year but not that much, in the workshop I mostly focus on etching. I'll try to post a little more as the year goes on, I have some drypoint in the works as well, and I'll probably use aquatint here and there...

Star of the East a dit…

Nice to see that my challenge inspired you :)
Looks lovely already!

X by Leina Neima a dit…

Creating process is always such a princess ;=) Hard to chasten and control but most of the time really enjoyable...

Green Martha a dit…

Thank you gals ! I think I could find a lot of other ideas with this theme... I've already packed so much into this... I'm eager to see the print !

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