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.
"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.
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.
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.
Re-did my self-portrait tarot card that was my first assignment for Figurative Drawing. The first draft, which I rushed and didn’t want to hand in, is HERE.
But I’m ultimately happier with this, and I was able to take my time with it and really enjoyed it.
What do you think, first or second?
Rebecca Ladds, 2012.
Because I’ve been super inspired by 16th Century ornamental and decorative parade armor.
Just a sharpie sketch to prepare myself for more works I’m going to be doing with this theme.
[And this is the first piece I’ll be sending to Matt in Philidelphia for the project he’s starting.]
For my Figure Drawing class our first assignment was a self-portrait Tarot card.
COINCIDENCE RIGHT!? (as a bunch of you who have been following me for a while read my post on wanting to make a full major and minor arcana set of tarot card etchings).
Only I am an idiot and left it to 3 hours before it was due (or so I thought!).
So I rushed it and was only half happy with it, but turns out its not due til next week. I’m going to re-do it, but I wanted to share more stuff with you all, so consider this a study.
Hammerhead, Rebecca Ladds, 2012.
I hope you all had a good holiday and new years! I’d been gallivanting around Montreal for a week or so, so I didn’t get a chance to work on much (or post at all) besides this sketch I did on the bus ride there.
Classes are starting up on Monday and I’m sure in no time I’ll have some stuff to share with you all.
Stay well my loves!