Okay, so the lunar new year (or, to be less inclusive, 'Chinese New Year'... sorry Korean friends) isn't until next week, but I anticipate busy-ness and not much blogging time-- classes start up in just 2 days-- so here's to striking preemptively & wishing you all a happy one.
It's the year of the rabbit.
So, a rabbit!
It was... a re-learning experience. Set up and clean up was quite a hassle, as expected. After getting my giant sheet of Stonehenge paper ripped down into smaller sheets-- which was a project in itself-- I got my ink and brayer and glass sheet out:
Personally, I like it. Colin thinks I'm just humoring him when I say that, but I like it. It's, like, non-representational anti-aesthetic pure form imagery that, like, challenges our ideas of negative versus positive space, maaan.
Some other test prints done that day:
I have lots more paper and ink left, so I'll try inking again another day & see if they come out better. In the meanwhile, I have more drawings to carve as well:
Happy (early) year of the hare, everybody!