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This is the final assignment/project/art show for the summer course I’ve been taking the last month at OCADU. At this event, some of my zines will be for sale and some other student’s work as well! (We have some VERY talented people in this class!)Those of you in the Toronto area should come out for the gallery opening, (absurd) workshops, and a late camp’fire’! Guaranteed to be highly entertaining! I’d love to meet some of you! This class has been awesome, and to any current or future OCAD’ers, you won’t find one person that doesnt recommend it. Shannon is rad. BUT ANYWAYS, CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK EVENT AND COME HAVE A GOOD TIME AT CAMP NANO.  

This is the final assignment/project/art show for the summer course I’ve been taking the last month at OCADU. At this event, some of my zines will be for sale and some other student’s work as well! (We have some VERY talented people in this class!)
Those of you in the Toronto area should come out for the gallery opening, (absurd) workshops, and a late camp’fire’! Guaranteed to be highly entertaining! I’d love to meet some of you! This class has been awesome, and to any current or future OCAD’ers, you won’t find one person that doesnt recommend it. Shannon is rad. 

BUT ANYWAYS, CHECK OUT THE FACEBOOK EVENT AND COME HAVE A GOOD TIME AT CAMP NANO.  

It was my oldest sister’s birthday recently so I drew her pup and kitteh looking all dapper and such. This was actually so much fun to do!They make me think of two mobsters or something.  

It was my oldest sister’s birthday recently so I drew her pup and kitteh looking all dapper and such. This was actually so much fun to do!
They make me think of two mobsters or something.  

It’s been forever since I’ve updated! A million apologies. I’ve been rather scatterbrained lately. life is moving so fast! Speaking of which, I forgot to let you guys in on a HUGE UPDATE on my next year at OCADU, when I have time I will fill you all in. It’s very exciting for me! As for right now, I’m enrolled in one summer course and it’s been awesome so far. I will post more info about that later as well and encourage you all to come to some exciting events my class is putting on. This is what I’ve been working on, photo-choppin’ some of my drawings for a book/multiple thing I’m going to be making for my last assignment. The class has been all about “nano-publishing’ and multiples. I love it.

It’s been forever since I’ve updated! A million apologies. I’ve been rather scatterbrained lately. life is moving so fast! Speaking of which, I forgot to let you guys in on a HUGE UPDATE on my next year at OCADU, when I have time I will fill you all in. It’s very exciting for me!

As for right now, I’m enrolled in one summer course and it’s been awesome so far. I will post more info about that later as well and encourage you all to come to some exciting events my class is putting on.
This is what I’ve been working on, photo-choppin’ some of my drawings for a book/multiple thing I’m going to be making for my last assignment. The class has been all about “nano-publishing’ and multiples. I love it.

Progress. Taking my time with this one because I have no idea what I want it to look like in the end. Refreshing. Carbon pencil on grey Stonehenge paper.  

Progress. Taking my time with this one because I have no idea what I want it to look like in the end. Refreshing. 
Carbon pencil on grey Stonehenge paper.  

Also currently working on. 

Also currently working on. 

Currently working on. 

Currently working on. 

Photo by Sara Williams. I modelled for a friend’s photo project and was told I could use this as a ‘promo’ shot. Bahaha, here you go, the artist and the art.  

Photo by Sara Williams. 
I modelled for a friend’s photo project and was told I could use this as a ‘promo’ shot. 
Bahaha, here you go, the artist and the art.  

'Dragged Down the Dirtpile' Intaglio etching. I didn’t use an aquatint for this one, just a couple open bites with hard ground to block out. Super experimental and improvised.  

'Dragged Down the Dirtpile' Intaglio etching. 

I didn’t use an aquatint for this one, just a couple open bites with hard ground to block out. Super experimental and improvised.  

"Courtyard of the Bargello Museum" Intaglio etching w/ aquatint. 2012(Had Florence on the mind)

"Courtyard of the Bargello Museum" Intaglio etching w/ aquatint. 2012

(Had Florence on the mind)

'Salome and Jokanaan', Wolff's Carbon, 18x24” on Cougar cover paper. This was for my class Fugurative Drawing for an assignment based on allegory. Examining sexuality, death, symbolism and feminine/masculine gender roles.  

'Salome and Jokanaan', Wolff's Carbon, 18x24” on Cougar cover paper. 

This was for my class Fugurative Drawing for an assignment based on allegory. Examining sexuality, death, symbolism and feminine/masculine gender roles.  

I am still experimenting with intaglio and what kind of images I want to create with the medium. I did this little doodle of a print in 3 hours, which included coating the zinc plate, scratching the image, etching it (with hard ground and then an open bite for plate tone) and then printing it. It’s super tiny but I kind of liked that, and it was fun to not worry about a perfectly rendered image and to just go with whatever happened. I also tried different wiping techniques, for some reason a big scrape of ink left on the plate to be printed is super appealing to me…I think I’ll try this out more.  

I am still experimenting with intaglio and what kind of images I want to create with the medium. I did this little doodle of a print in 3 hours, which included coating the zinc plate, scratching the image, etching it (with hard ground and then an open bite for plate tone) and then printing it. 
It’s super tiny but I kind of liked that, and it was fun to not worry about a perfectly rendered image and to just go with whatever happened. I also tried different wiping techniques, for some reason a big scrape of ink left on the plate to be printed is super appealing to me…

I think I’ll try this out more.  

Quick one off done in graphite, sharpie and a white paint pen. 

Quick one off done in graphite, sharpie and a white paint pen. 

This may or may not be finished, but expect more of this style of work coming soon. 

This may or may not be finished, but expect more of this style of work coming soon. 

Forcing myself to try something different. Wolff’s Carbon pencils, my skull, and The Cramps all night. You get such rich black tones with carbon pencils. ~Abandoning graphite 4evr.  

Forcing myself to try something different. 
Wolff’s Carbon pencils, my skull, and The Cramps all night.

You get such rich black tones with carbon pencils. ~Abandoning graphite 4evr.  

First day (and first time ever) printing Intaglio! These are experimental proofs to see how my plate prints at this stage. I will still be adding a couple different levels of aquatint, and then I’ll be printing more. I used three different colours of Stonehenge paper, warm white, fawn (always my favourite) and steel grey. I’m not sure which one works best with the image…
The second image is it inked and wiped in the traditional intaglio method, the first and third are inked as a relief print, with ink rolled on top so it doesn’t go into the etched lines, creating a negative image. The last is an experiment in frustration that the blue ink was drying to fast so I kind of got frustrated, but I actually love the way it turned out. Very Yves Klein hahaha.  

I always knew intaglio would be my favourite print method, and so far it is so much fun seeing how versatile the techniques can be. Ahhh what a beautiful day. Hope you’re all well. <3  

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