Archive for December, 2009

Ecosystem

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Promise makes perfect. I got some positive feedback on the second series I did for photography class, and I said that if that happened, I might share the series with you here.

It was a series of Holga shots, and I’m still quite proud of them. Now the teacher wants me to do more like them, and of course that raises the pressure immensely. Will I be able to make a bunch of pictures like this again and make them look effortless instead of cramped like some of the series I took to class the last few weeks?

Anyway, the theme of this gallery is the city, and patches of nature in the city that make cities such beautiful places.

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Rooftops

Friday, December 4th, 2009

More etching done this past week, and there will be even more still. For next Monday I’m making one using dry point technique, so there will be no acid involved, just a zinc plate and a needle. However I have an aquatint picture in the before and after stage to show you.

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Line etching before aquatint

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Line etching after aquatint

I’m trying to stick more to one theme these days, and for longer than a week. As you may or may not have guessed the theme I’m using for etchings right now is rooftops in the city. I’ve made some drawings and paintings on that subject as well and I’m not bored with it yet. I think there still much to gain there.