Tag Archive: resist

May 11

Rainbow Script Postcard

rainbow script

┬áThis is one of the few resist paper postcards where I feel like I made the best possible use of the resist. It’s painted on ink and paint over the white Tim Holz resist cardstock. Because some of it is paint and some of it is ink, I got to play with interesting juxtapositions of …

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May 04

Flying Sparrow

Whenever I hate my drawings, I remind myself that at least I can draw birds. Though, not all my birds are perfect. Owls especially are pretty awful. (Or is that owful?) Flying birds are easier than sitting birds, because like many people, I’ve often been fascinated by wings, and wings are almost always shown outstretched. …

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Apr 13

Good Birds, Bad Birds

lovebirds postcard

The owls were obviously meant to be part of a collage, since I drew them on opposite sides of the paper so I could maximize the resist. But they are so busy that the resist pattern doesn’t add much. Also, I find owls hard to draw sometimes. Their faces don’t lend themselves well to it, …

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Apr 08

Flying Sparrow on Grid

flying sparrow postcard

This is one where the drawing was fine enough, but it missed so much of the background resist pattern that I might as well have not drawn it on anything. I suppose I could “rescue” it by doing a background wash to make the figures show up more. Or maybe it’s fine the way it …

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Apr 06

Magpie Postcard

flying magpie postcard

This is another postcard where I sketched the bird on the printed-resist paper and then filled it in with ink later. You can see the script in the magpie’s wing. I used white ink on the white patch on the wing and the neck and tail, but it’s very difficult to tell, which makes me …

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