New Prints!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, but I wanted to share some new works in progress.  Here are a couple of woodblocks I plan on printing this weekend.  My life has been extremely busy over the past year, but I hope to begin a more steady blog presence again.  I’ve also changed the look of the site and would appreciate any feedback.  Let me know what you think.

 

 

 

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It’s nice to be posting again.

 

Have a great day!

Drew

Copyright © 2013 by Drew Kail

 

 

Do You Think + Nice Hat

Do you Think

Nice Hat

I finished a couple more drawings recently and am pretty pleased with the direction they are heading.  The exercise itself of automatic drawing is such an wonderful thing, in that it allows my imagination to run wild at the end of a work day, or soon before I turn in for the night.  I’ve been finding that after longer sessions of drawing before I go to bed I have much more vivid and unusual dreams, which I love.  I’m still working out how a narrative can fit into the grand scheme of things, or if it should at all.  We’ll see.  That seems like something down the road.

The Panda Chronicles

Well, here I am, getting ready in about 8 minutes (give or take) to launch my Kickstarter project (as explained by Bob and Mehitabel) at exactly 12:01PM Pacific Daylight Savings time.  Why so precise on the time, you may very well ask?  It all goes to my theory of when people are on their computers more.

If you are someone’s employer, please stop reading this now.

I mean it.  psst…most people are on their computers checking kickstarter and twitter and facebook while they are at work.

Also, the way Kickstarter works, is that once you have set your start and finish time for your project, your project ends at the exact time of day that your project started: 24 hrs X however many days.  So, if you get all excited because you have been spending all evening till the wee hours (or in the case of the panda kindergarten…

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Photographs

I’ve been inspired by Nicole of NMNPHX “Photo Friday” post.  Because of her I decided to share some of my photos and to take new ones.  I took these a while ago as an exploration into color, layering and pattern in digital imagery and never showed them to anyone.  My intent was to “paint” with the camera lens by taking photos of collaged paper scraps.  I’ve been straying away from my traditional printmaking recently with my drawing project and working on a series of larger scale collages for an exhibition coming up in December, but I think it’s good to take a break.  Embarking on projects involving different mediums keeps my creativity fresh and may lead to technical cross over down the road. Anyways, here is the first of three series of photographs I’ve taken.

Have a great day.

Copyright ©2012 by Drew Kail

More New Drawings

A couple more new drawings I took photos of.

So… I think my comic and cartoon influence is on full display with these drawings.  I’m really enjoying myself and should have another one completed and photographed soon.

Have a great day

Copyright©by Drew Kail 2012

New Drawings

When tearing down paper to make prints, scraps are produced.  I’ve always kept these scraps with the intent that some day I would use them.  As you may know from reading my blog I am very passionate about reusing materials rather than throwing them away.  Recently I have begun to draw on the scraps.  It’s a great exercise, because each piece is different, and often the scraps aren’t perfect squares.  Nothing is planned when beginning each drawing.  I just start making shapes with my pen and go from there. I’ve completed a couple and wanted to share them.

 

 

I only have two photographed so far, but will post more later.

I may turn these into screen prints.  I’m thinking that eventually I’ll make some kind of book out of them, but don’t know exactly how or why just yet.  We’ll see.

 

Have a great day

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail

I Love My Job+Examples OF Printmaking In Glass Art

So, I’m a few weeks into my new job at Bullseye Glass, and I am having a blast.  I get to talk with artist’s about their work and process; I have learned so much about kiln-formed glass; and I really enjoy working with the people I work with.

One thing I am constantly impressed with at Bullseye is the drive to break new ground in regards to kiln-formed glass art, and how often this drive involves printmaking processes.

In todays post I’ll share some examples of this marriage by giving a shout out to Louise Krampien.  Louise works in the Research & Education Department at Bullseye and has developed a kiln cast glass making technique involving relief printmaking.  She is also teaching a course on this style here in Portland on August 17th.  Yesterday I set up a display of these pieces in the Resource Center to highlight the class and technique and was so impressed I feel it necessary to share.  They are amazing!

 

 

 

I’m scheduled to work two of the four days this course is going on and will most definitely be peeking in.

If you want more info on this class, here is the link:

http://www.bullseyeglass.com/kilncasting/relief-print-methods-adapted-to-kilncast-glass-portland-281.html

Have a great day.

 

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