Friday, January 13, 2006

Make up your mind

My dog loved to get in the car but hated driving anywhere.

3 comments:

Missy said...

Another great comic. Your dog is hillarious! Oh, you just have to love pets and all their neuroses.

We're some of the drawings taken from photographs or sketches from life? They seem like portraits in some of the panels (many on the far left).

Also, I haven't commented in a while (tsk tsk), but I really like your recent print series that you are working on. The spray paint aquatint looks great. Would you mind sharing your technique? How many of these are you planning to do?

Jennifer B. said...

Yeah, some of the panels were drawn from photos (it's quite obvious, hehe).

Thanks for your comments on my prints, Melissa. It took me a couple of test plates to figure out the spraypaint, but it's pretty easy.

After de-greasing the plates, I lay them flat on some newsprint in the acid room. Then I sprayed the paint back and forth over the plates, aiming straight ahead, not down at the plates. This way the paint falls down. You can figure out how to get larger or finer mists, depending on how far above the plates you choose to spray.

And instead of laying all the paint down in one shot, I let it dry for a bit before applying the rest.

I used a light greenish-white colour paint that I could easily see. Look for 50-50 coverage, as usual.

And I cleaned it off with alcohol. It held up quite well, but seems to break down a little bit sooner than rosin.

A lot easier to be consistant with this method then with the hand-dropped rosin, in my opinion.
Let me know if you have any other questions! I'm always up for drawing diagrams :)

Jennifer B. said...

Oh yeah, I'd like to do 8 or 10 in total, hopefully I'll be able to get some more funds this spring.