These term is quite exhausting, but I think I learn a lot.
I asked Brain last week, what size the lagest of the photopolymer can we do? I asked just out of curiosity, I have no vivid plan about it. He came out an idea, because he was going to do a big photopolymer plate, he suggested me he can help me to buy one from intaglio, and he can dive the plates to school. He said he will try to etch the photopolymer plate himself, if he success, then I can do it. If not, I can still use that plates, just cut them into two small plates. I thought why not? it’s just need to cost a lot :p
During the weekend, I was thinking about this, and checking my photograph. I came out this idea… I photoshoped my photos together with CMYK, so far there is no K(black) yet, it might be interesting to try these combination. Therefore, I think maybe it’s better to print in the same size. However, Brain encouraged me to print big plate, he said we might need to ask Jo’s opinion about this 4 plates print, he thinks it might be difficult, and because I found out I am tired of Mezzotint, he probably think I might give up because the difficulty….? …. i really don’t know if this will be the right choice.
On thursday, had a very short talk with Jo about this idea.
Thursday was intense day, we had research presentation, exhibition visiting, and later I had a English booked tutorial, had a very short talk with Jo. Afterward I was just too tired to stay in the studio.
Jo asked me if I want to change to colour from black and white? to be honest, I am just curious how it will happen, I have no specificly what “style" it should be. While I was painting portrait in watercolour, I always make it colourful. However, since she asked me about the colour, maybe it really expresses different sensation, even conception.
Jo suggested me, maybe I don’t need to use most of them by plates, I can try to combine digital print and plates. Brain seemed like become extremely busy comparing to last few weeks, therefore it seems like it will really become a complicated project. I thought it can be just like what I do in two plates print, register, just change plates, but seems like maybe I am too innocent.
Research paper presentation
It was really a nightmare for me to do the presentation, I could not really express the whole main point in 10 minutes, however, it was good to listen to other classmates’ share, althought I don’t think I really understand them, I tried to make note of them, but I forgot to save the file, such an idiot I am. Having no idea why some classmates did not participate. I like Ellen’s work, very poetic and sense of darkness, and she also looked at Uncanny as well. Maybe I am the only one who did not know about this before.
Because I am kind of need to wait Brian’s result, I printed my pegion today.
It has been over two months that I did this drawing. I sort of forgot is there ink on it or the pen marks. Anyway, I needed to risk, I used white spirit to wipe out the mark, and then the water. It was right, just very tapid, I printed over 10 times to get it ready for the second etch. I did the second etch until it looked dark enought in the another day, but I noticed that the grey tone is disappeared. It is very risky to do lithograph for me, more risky than making etching plate, I love both of them, and I think I can make good picture of it, but we only have two more term, maybe I should focus on just one media.
Not sure what to continue. I have another photos of dead pegion I took few days ago, it was totally explode. I also want to try to combine it with monotype, but I have not tried it yet.