Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monotypes with "critters"

Today I got another chance to use my friend Shant's printing press!!!! It was so much fun. I love monotype making SO MUCH!!! I feel like I just had a day with ice cream at the beach. A great day. Even if I didn't feel like I had as successful a day as the last day with the press, it was still enjoyable.

I am trying some new images with these new monotypes. I decided to incorporate some more recognizable shapes with this series. Yesterday, after my frustrating and unsuccessful search for my beloved watercolors, I sat down and drew some desert creatures on cardboard, and cut them out. Today, they were used to create monotypes. This one is cut from a coffee cup insulator (from Starbucks - thanks Kristi!). That is how this little lizard got such cool striped pajamas. I almost didn't print this lizard, but now I am so glad I did. Sometimes, you don't know how something is going to look, and you just have to ignore your inner critic (as J. Cameron calls it) and keep going.

I hope you all have a lovely evening. I am tired! More critters coming soon!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
i LOVE this series! awesome colors and textures on this lizard print!

coloredsock said...

super fun, karine! so happy you're getting the time on the press. i'd love to see you do some sketch monotypes of some of your figure drawings!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Love the colors, Karine! so bright and cheerful. thank you for sharing your beautiful work!
nancy and the pees

Peggi Habets said...

Your printmaking turned out great. I love monotypes also, but haven't done one in a while. You've inspired me to get back into it.

High Desert Diva said...

Lovin' the lizard!

priya said...

this is so enchanting! you seem to be having such fun too...
now if only i could catch that plane and come there and do all this with you (or at least watch).
i've always wanted to try out printmaking.
lucky, lucky you.