13 August 2008
Deep Water Print
About 5 years ago, after many years of illustrating full time on a computer, I got to a point where I just needed to get off the machine. I wanted to find a way to make images using real materials, I wanted to make something I could hold in my hands, and I wanted to get my hands dirty in the process. The first medium I tried was collage, and I had a great time with it. I think one of the things I really liked about collage was ripping up magazines, since much of my illustration work over the years has been magazine work.
The drawing above is based on a collage that I did back in 2004. I've been wanting to make it into a woodblock print for a while now. I'm working on sketches for a new "borders" print about The Great Wall of China, but it's not ready yet, so for now I'll be working on this water print.