This was from last November. It was for Kaplan's calender and the theme was about the upcoming Olympics. The image of the elephants above has the title of 'Darling you are the best English Elephant synchronized swimmer.' On a closer look the colour on this one has turned out a bit funny which was something I realised later on, so I might work on it a bit more.
I just lent a book out about Maxfield Parrish, and am captured by his great dramatic settings. Here are just a few images that I found on the web to share along with. Parrish specialized in fairy tales and mythology. His illustrations, even out of context seem to induce moods rather than to illustrate incidents, to capture the moment and crystalize it. Parrish has sometimes been called a pop artist of the 1920's from his use of bold colours and contrast, this was achieved by using an ancients method which the old masters like Leonardo da Vinci used. He would build up tones by means of glazes, one over another. It is a very slow process, but the result is rather impressive, in addition Parrish commented that he enjoyed to work slowly. (So do I!)
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Cat and Mouse Waning
Cresent. The first etching came out curiously motled and
textured then I found out I did a mistake during the ecthcing
process! I then redid the process properly with the plate and came
out with the other result, which is raher flat and boring compared to
the 'mistake' print. Since I worked over the plate, it will always
print the second version now which I regret. Howver the first print
can be sure it is unique as its the one and only print of its kind!
These are etchings of the moon depicted as a girl in a white ball gown. The one below has been through the process of aquatint to give it various tones, the other has not, instead I experimented with leaving lots of ink on. As a project each etching will depict the waxing and waning of the moon.