Daily Archives: November 17, 2005

Paper Paper Everywhere

As indicated above, the PAPER has arrived. As expected, there is HEAPS of it. As feared, the Dutch Etching Paper is not as smooth as I need to pick the detail on my monoprinting plates. I’m gonna try the Hahnemuhle when I next monoprint. It is such a soft paper and I think it might press nicely into the plate, even though it is rough textured.

The roll of drawing paper is monumental, almost as tall as me and 10m long! I have big plans for this baby, but after ClaArProMo I think. I want to do BIG charcoal drawings and I expect they will take me a considerable time to complete.

The new ink I bought (graphics brand?) is so much better than the Speedball brand I was previously using, it gives much better coverage of the plate because (I suspect) it has more pigment.

And check this out, 36 brushes for $10.

They are exactly the same brushes we used at school (although the last formal art education I encounted was in grade 7, so it is really no recommendation), they will be my ‘knockabout’ brushes, to be used and abused, but not for any sort of detailed work I imagine.

I may have difficulty producing art tommorow night, we are having friends over for dinner. The house is a mess. I’m too tired to clean tonight, so I’ll have to do it before work tommorow.
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