Category Archives: Traditional Art
I recently scanned in some sketches I did back in December of 2005. I had been looking through a lot of books that had old drawings by the Renaissance Artist and just resketching them with my own style. I was also into expressive markmaking.
I have some really old drawings of cars that I did in High School. I’m thinking about inking them and adding some color to them via Photoshop and my Wacom tablet.
Normally, copper or zinc plates are used as a surface, and the incisions are created by etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint or mezzotint. Collographs may also be printed as intaglio plates. To print an intaglio plate the surface is covered in thick ink and then rubbed with tarlatan cloth to remove most of the excess. The final smooth wipe is usually done by hand, sometimes with the aid of newspaper, leaving ink only in the incisions. A damp piece of paper is placed on top and the plate and paper are run through a printing press that, through pressure, transfers the ink from the recesses of the plate to the paper
Here is a piece I did from a photograph I took in New Orleans. It was a house that was basically flooded and got contaminated with oil.