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Cyclara Onchiopsis - Fossil Edittion by EvlonArts Cyclara Onchiopsis - Fossil Edittion by EvlonArts
Print from my last class of printmaking!  I forgot to upload these so you'll be seeing a few more soon :)
I was updating my website's gallery when I ran across these.
;w; I miss having a press to play with

(Yes! This is the same plate, with a different inking technique!)

Coligraph
Black & Sepia ink (mixed)


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:icondawnwally:
dawnwally Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
we dont even know where the press is.... :(
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EvlonArts Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:L I was afraid of that when they pulled that bitch move and kicked us out of the studio.  I WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT HOME IF I COULD.  EVEN IF IT IS A CRANKY BABY.

Eventually I'm planning to get a small printing press to work on.  I only ever liked working on small plates so it's not a huge deal to me to only have a small one to work on XD  They have the econo over on blick for around 600ish, so not too bad as far as presses go.  From all the reviews I can find online sounds like the best cheap one pressure wise (evenness and such!)
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:icondawnwally:
dawnwally Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
David still has it somewhere... lots of things are somewhere. Hopefully he can figure that out eventually.

Yeah a small one would be really cool and useful.
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EvlonArts Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Everything is somewhereeee 
And I guess they don't have the intaglio/relief printmaking class now?  It's a fall class (screenprinting was always in the spring) 
I feel bad for the fine art majors who have BOTH printmakings REQUIRED who had to miss out a year on taking it :L
I only got away with not taking screen printing because Lacy agreed to let me take an independent study in the intaglio/relief printing since I loved it + was fairly good at it first round /LINOS FOREVER/ 
And from the way Lacy always talked about it the screenprinting was more geared toward graphic design, and intalgio/relief was more towards fine arts. :|
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:icondawnwally:
dawnwally Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad i got the fine art one then!! yeah i have no clue what the people who need it are gonna do about it...
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EvlonArts Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You an me both man XD
I might try to self teach screen printing, but from what I saw of it, it would have been way more stress/time consuming than I could have handled at the time.  It's like something I'd have to sit down and really focus on, which excludes worrying about other classes haha

I doubt OC thought/cared about people who needed things for their degrees :L  Last I heard they were considering dropping the photography degree they'd just gotten.
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EricGroff Oct 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

I'm not quite sure how you got this effect, but it looks great! Did you print on canvas?

 

The print itself is really nice, I always find it hard making silhouettes look so clean.

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EvlonArts Oct 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
If I remember right this is just some heavyweight Reeves paper.
All the texture and such is part of the plate itself (it's a colagraph, so it's entirely made of texture)

I dug through my tumblr and I happened to have a photo of the plate itself I took while printing, which helps explain a lot!

The Silhouette was a sketch on some heavyweight printing paper, that I cut out, and put onto the plate, I believe I built it up with two copies, and then painted some gesso ontop for the "bones"  Because the gesso and paper are smooth textures, they retain far less of the ink while I'm inking the plate, where as the background is made from rougher textures and keeps more of the ink.  The bones were actually hand rolled ink a moment before printing (as apposed to the normal intalgio inking techniques!)
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Rikkanna Oct 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this!!!

I miss printmaking class.. I was terrible at it, but it was a ton of fun!
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EvlonArts Oct 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah me too!  I actually took an independent study in Intaglio and Relief printmaking C:
This was my first collagraph plate that actually came out looking so nice, fav.me/d3k0u8c was my first attempt with mixed success (the plate got to the point it wouldn't release ink and just printed continuously darker D: )

Eventually getting my own press is for sure on my list of studio supplies!  It cost quite a bit though, so it's something I'll have to save up for (even a small one D: I do small prints though, so I can keep my press under 1k at least lol..)
I plan to mostly do Lino cuts (ohmygosh my fave printing everrr) and perhaps a few monotypes and if I'm brave enough again, COLLAGRAPHS 8DD I have the best love/hate relationship with collagraphs man.  
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