I’m running out of old drawings to throw up on here.

These are four I liked and decided to share.  They’re all from this year, aside from the fourth which is probably about a year or so old at this point.

No running theme, really.  Now that I look at em all together, i guess all these men/boys look a little sleepy.

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this is the first/practice woodcut i made created before i jumped into a larger project like the one below.

so, i haven’t printed much in a while.  i graduated from linoleum carving after i got a decent set of carving tools and some birch plywood.

my press still isn’t as efficient as i would like it to be and for the time being i’m reserved to creating a grid of prints on a piece of paper if i want to make an image that’s larger that roughly a 6in square.  also, the design for this press wasn’t my own.  i saw this great youtube video featuring a man and his press made of pipe-fittings and particle board.  i tried to contact him to no avail, but i was able to figure out what materials he used without his feedback.

my press’s design is different from the video.  i made it bigger and with more supports along the length of the base in an effort to make it more efficient, however, as i mentioned before, it could use a little more work.

here are the blocks lined up as i intend to print them.  today i was only proofing the individual blocks.

i need to construct a proper inking slab next.

i scanned the last image in and pieced two parts together in Ph.  i hope to put some more work into the press next weekend or attempt to print all the blocks together.

or maybe i’ll start something new and leave this half started.

we’ll see how laziness strikes me next weekend.

My sketchbooks never stay intact very long.  I have little piles of buckled pages strewn all over my desks.  I cannot be asked to wait for ink to dry when all i want to do is turn a page.

These sketches of my beloved, Erica, drawing in our studio were put together sometime at the end of january, i think.   No better way to keep your hands moving than to attempt to put down on paper someone who you are so, so grateful for.

I’m a lucky guy.  This is certain.

Some scans from a sketchbook.  These were sketches, tracings of sketches I made for something (Summer, 2009) that’s still unfinished.  I completed three to some degree, but it’s an idea that I kind of put down for the time being.

why did i do this?

March 8, 2010

just what do i think i can accomplish by creating a place where someone can view my barely started, certainly unfinished art?   do i think people will care?  do i want them to care?  why would i want them to care?

did i make this to create a dialogue with my fellow artists?

i guess i wanted to be able to point someone in a particular direction in case they ask what it is that i do.  that way i can delay my talking about it.