Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Real Me



Ok. Another try at a portrait monoprint. This time I stippled with a small stomp. I sanded one flatter and wider to do the snakes. Interesting technique. Mindlessly dotty, so to speak. I'm sure I can get it lighter next time. This was fun.

8 comments:

Annie B said...

That LOOKS like it was fun! Fantastic self-portrait.

JaKo said...

VERY NICE !
Like real Medusa :-)

Lin said...

HOW FUN!!!!!! Great job, Ellen!

Penny said...

I love this!!! How in the world did you do it? It looks like a resist of some sort?

Ellen Shipley said...

Thanx all,

Not a resist. I inked up a zinc plate then drew (traced) thru a piece of paper on top. Where ever the pencil touches down, ink is pulled up (sticks to the back of the paper). I then un-stippled the face with an art stomp to remove ink where ever it touched down. Tedious but effective. 8-]

Next time I'll keep at it longer.

Lisa Jo Perdue said...

This is the best! Very nice look to it! Do more, do more!

bdelpesco said...

Excellent! You did one! And it came out GREAT! Very nice, indeed. Keep making them... you're onto something! See you Friday!
Belinda

AnastasiaC said...

That looks great!!!