Hair Shirts. Entry into a moly exchange with a friend.
A work in progress. Here’s a technique I have enjoyed lately. It speeds up the process, helping me to keep up with the demands of moly_x.
1) I place a photo in Adobe Illustrator, and make it transparent, about 50%. Sometimes I cut images apart and change the layout in Photoshop.
2) I trace over it, still in Adobe Illustrator. I can make a quick template to match the size of the book, so I can put things where I want them. I try not to put important stuff on the fold.
3) The drawing and the photo are on different layers, so I can turn off the photo if I wish. Look at the other image with my wife and I. I left the photo show a bit. I also used sepia colored lines, because I’m going to use sepia ink.
4) I print the image on Moleskine Cahier paper using my inkjet. Here is where I wish that Moleskine offered Large format paper, even tabloid size. My printer can handle 13″x19″. I have to piece larger images together.
I have grown to like the collage look of this technique. I like the visual distraction/interest. The papers have a different texture, so the ink takes to them differently. I like this too.
I use Super 77 spray adhesive. It’s a little hard to work with, but it doesn’t budge once it’s down. You can see the seams very clearly in these images:
This is a little piece from a collaborative moly. The accompanying haiku:
so I ask myself
what would Mr. Knightly do?
I really liked this entry into Mauricio’s book, until I added the tints. I have turned a handsome and lively guy into a strung out character.
These portraits were done for moly_x_portrait8, mxportraits8.blogspot.com/. Please check out http://www.flickr.com/groups/moly_x/ , moly_x: an international moleskine sketchbook exchange.
Huge cement blocks, apparently used to redirect the spillway, are painted like children’s alphabet blocks. Ink, brush, A3 moly.
Two bits of entry into Marina’s book about Avishai Cohen the Israeli jazz musician.
Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area. Camping with Mike.
Apologies. I am no longer able to use my previous ‘skineart account. The email address that it was associated with is no longer accessible to me, so I cannot check to see what I have already posted using that account. I don’t believe that I posted this picture or the rest of the series this drawing comes from.
This was my trip to Northern Minnesota. A3 moly, ink, brush, sponge. My friend and I canoed a very short way into the Boundary Waters Wilderness region. It was cold enough to spend the entire 4 days by the fire, happily though. This was mid October. We experienced the first light snow.
For Wil’s book, “Fever Ray”. http://www.moleskinex71.blogspot.com/
Ink and Adobe Illustrator and spray adhesive.