Here’s a wood engraving commissioned for a new publication by the Center for Action and Contemplation, an institute run by Fr. Richard Rohr, a highly regarded Franciscan Mystic in Albuquerque, NM. The journal is called Oneing in addition to another called Radical Grace for which an earlier engraving of mine was used.
Introducing the Heavy Hand Award for excellence in police brutality! Police Helping Hand
The competition was fierce because there are so many deserving candidates for the first ever HHA (Heavy Hand Award). Notably, the RCMP who murdered a single mother in Yellowknife, or the gang of police in Trois Riviers, Quebec who brutally kicked and pummeled a robbery suspect in an abandoned parking lot. Each is outstanding in their own right. These two actions, among many others, certainly qualify as definite runners up.
This wood engraving was to serve a dual purpose; to get back into making engravings and to create a Christmas card design. Unfortunately, life got in the way and I didn’t get it done in time for mailing although the sketch was ready and waiting. I’ll try again next year. Ultimately it was a joyRead more ⟶
Here’s a Chandler & Price letterpress I recently purchased. It’s a platen press with a chase size of approximately 6 inches by 10 inches. This acquisition is something that’s been on the back burner for years. I’ve been harboring a desire to experiment with letterpress equipment for a long time. This past summer I tookRead more ⟶
Is good graphic design best achieved by computer? Or is the best method still done manually i.e. painting, printmaking, colored pencil?
Please help! I have a printmaking final tomorrow.
I drew a very cool picture that I’d like to engrave or carve into a piece of wood. I tried copying the image onto a piece of wax paper thinking I would tape that onto the piece of wood and then follow the lines with an exacto knife to cut them into the wood. I’mRead more ⟶
It took awhile but I’ve posted all of the text from Iain Macnab’s book called The Student’s Book of Wood-Engraving published in 1938. I’ve included some wood engraving illustrations found in the book as well. Scottish artist Ian Macnab was the founder and principal of the famous Grosvenor School of Modern Art and was bestRead more ⟶
I really love the look of etched prints and I think my drawings are definitely suited to the medium. But how do I get started? I’ve looked at local art school courses but they only offer courses in relief printing (lino, woodcut etc) Obviously purchasing a press is out of the question. Any ideas? I’mRead more ⟶
What is the idea behind numbering prints? Does it have to do with value?