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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  

Finally got around to finishing this one. It’s poster sized on white stonehenge paper done entirely in india ink. 

I’m thinking of trying to submit a couple drawings for the annual Figure Show at OCADU, this may be one of them.  

Re-did my self-portrait tarot card that was my first assignment for Figurative Drawing. The first draft, which I rushed and didn&#8217;t want to hand in, is HERE. But I&#8217;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?

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&#8217;ve been super inspired by 16th Century ornamental and decorative parade armor. 
Just a sharpie sketch to prepare myself for more works I&#8217;m going to be doing with this theme.  [And this is the first piece I&#8217;ll be sending to Matt in Philidelphia for the project he&#8217;s starting.] 

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&#8217;m going to re-do it, but I wanted to share more stuff with you all, so consider this a study. :)  

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. 

Hammerhead, Rebecca Ladds, 2012. 

I hope you all had a good holiday and new years! I&#8217;d been gallivanting around Montreal for a week or so, so I didn&#8217;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&#8217;m sure in no time I&#8217;ll have some stuff to share with you all.  Stay well my loves!  

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!  

Progress.

Progress.

I got a couple asks about making a video of my screenprint project, and I made a quick one, because I don’t really feel a photo does it justice (not that this low quality footage does either, but still)…

This was my final for screenprinting class. We had to make a print on a non-paper surface, so I chose to literally separate my layers physically. I printed on magnifying plastic and separate them with dowel, so that as you move around it, the image warps and separates and the front layers distort the ones behind it. HIGH RES VIEW 

This was my final for screenprinting class. We had to make a print on a non-paper surface, so I chose to literally separate my layers physically. I printed on magnifying plastic and separate them with dowel, so that as you move around it, the image warps and separates and the front layers distort the ones behind it. 

HIGH RES VIEW 

Working on a little something. (Only it&#8217;s actually pretty big.)Ahhhh recreational drawing. &lt;3  

Working on a little something. (Only it’s actually pretty big.)

Ahhhh recreational drawing. <3  

Another litho experiment. Estisol transfers and transparent ink. 

Another litho experiment. Estisol transfers and transparent ink. 

Final lithograph for class. It&#8217;s a 2 layer combination of an estisol transfer, lithographic crayon and drawing fluid. This class is finally over, and I&#8217;m A) relieved because it was exhausting and B) kind of sad because i feel like I would like this medium a lot more if I weren&#8217;t so rushed by duedates and limited studio hours. But THANK GOODNESS I CAN REST NOW.   

Final lithograph for class. It’s a 2 layer combination of an estisol transfer, lithographic crayon and drawing fluid. 
This class is finally over, and I’m A) relieved because it was exhausting and B) kind of sad because i feel like I would like this medium a lot more if I weren’t so rushed by duedates and limited studio hours.
But THANK GOODNESS I CAN REST NOW.   

Another experiement I did on the side from a screenprint project I&#8217;m working on. When I get the thing built I will be sure to show you. Out last project we were forbidden to print on paper, so we had to get creative&#8230;

Another experiement I did on the side from a screenprint project I’m working on. When I get the thing built I will be sure to show you. Out last project we were forbidden to print on paper, so we had to get creative…

THEME BY PARTI