Category Archive: alternart

Apr 02

Pattern and Fox

first fox postcard

┬áThis is a slightly-more-successful postcard, even though I don’t like the way the nose worked out. Also, I should have made my sketch lines more sketchy, because you can see the shoulder and hip circles I drew when I was figuring out the proportions. I do like the orange color. I’m quite fond of foxes.

Mar 30

The Owl and the Ugly

failure

I used some of Tim Holz’s interesting Kraft scrapbook paper as a base here. The thing about this paper is that the design itself isn’t very noticeable until you paint over with ink or a paint wash. Then the resist-printed design shows through. I did the sketch on the left and the owl on the …

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Mar 25

Mandala Monoprint

double mandala monoprint

┬áThis is one of my favorite postcard monoprints. I can’t remember how I even got this particular pattern with the mandala stencil, but I do know that this is the same stencil I used on the book cover. When monoprints come out right, they really come out right. I think I’ve already mailed this to …

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Mar 18

Blue Jay and Chintz

bluejay on old roses

Here’s another bird drawing that I did while on the phone. I sketched it with the pen I usually write with, my favorite uniball vision elite, and when I got home I finished inking it in with a brush and some liquid blue ink. I’d hoped that the background patter would have made more of …

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Mar 12

Birds and Bees Monoprint

bird and bees monoprint

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