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ZOOM by rabid-potato ZOOM by rabid-potato
My very first lithograph, way back in Litho 1, October 2006. After we spent a week learning how the process worked and a week learning how to grain the stones, Paul (my teacher) gave us the assignment: When you come to class on Tuesday, have an image on a stone.

So naturally, I thought of rocket-powered-snail-riding Puckish things. Because really, why would you bother riding dragonflies when you have snails?


Stone lithograph, 12 impressions, approx. 8"x10" on BFK off-white.
©E. Patrician 2006, all rights reserved.
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MSTUDIO Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Its very imaginitive and it has a rustic children's story feel to it as well. Any chance you will continue to develop this skill?
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007   General Artist
Thank you!

And yes, I have continued in lithography- I haven't uploaded very many yet because they're larger and harder to scan, but they're coming. ^^
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lostsenshivulcan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Student General Artist
YAY Snail!
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007   General Artist
SNAAAAAAAAAILL!!!!

I love that little bastard.
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Nothing like a little litho crayon for a first litho project. I really like the image but the fact that you are new to the medium shows a little in your lack of comfort with the lines. I am not saying it is bad ESPECIALLY not for a first litho in fact I think you may have quite a hand for it. I would really like to see maybe a pencil sketch of this image too. The little legs in the bottom corner I am not too crazy about but rocket snail all the way!

Good luck! I hope Litho class doesn't beat your ass like it did mine.
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007   General Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment! Part of the problem with the lines is that I used mostly hard crayons and I didn't even know what rubbing crayon *was* at the time- so all of the smoke and tonal areas are rubbed #5 and #4 crayons. Frankly, looking at it now I'm surprised that they didn't burn out entirely. The scan itself isn't that great- I'm probably going to rescan it as a lot of the detail was lost.

I originally scribbled out the image in openCanvas while networked with my friend: [link] If I were to revisit this image I would definitely make it a color litho since it just doesn't have the same impact as a black and white.

And thank you for the well-wishes- turns out it wasn't litho 1 or 2 that beat my ass so much as senior studio- THAT was the killer. I'm still a little burned out, and I finished with that class three months ago. ^^;
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
What a great sketch! I understand about scanner bull... I recently scanned a bunch of my intaglio aquatints and all my pretty grays turned out super chattery off the scanner. I didn't see your other litho when I made that comment either. HOT DAMN... Now are you a painter who takes printmaking classes or a printmaker.... *big eyes* I just learned I could find fellow printmakers on deviant.
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007   General Artist
Printmaker all the way, baby!
I started with painting in high school but once I discovered printmaking at uni I never looked back. I actually haven't picked up my paints in a long time, bad me.

I think printmakers are a rare breed on dA- it's awesome to find somebody else who does prints!
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
I know! Then you have all the people who have no idea what "traditional printmaking" is and mislabel it all up the time on DA. I used to paint in high school but like you I haven't touched paints since I came to college.
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Ubastyyat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still love that stoned snail.
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