Well, this being Thursday I of course spent much of the day in the litho studio. I finished drawing the image on the stone, and did the first etch. Next time I'll ink it up, and etch it again, and see how it looks, and some time after that I'll be printing it. Cross your fingers, it's a delicate process and it's been a while....
So, here it is. The figure is drawn with litho crayons, the background is solid ink (I first masked off the horse and rider with gum arabic, and then inked over that, I know this doesn't make a lick of sense if you haven't seen lithography). The background will actually be solid black. It looks gray here because I put a lot of talc into it to dry it out so that I could work on the drawing. But, here you can see the whole stone and everything. Remember, this type of printingmaking makes MULTIPLE ORIGINALS, it is NOT a print of something else. I drew that on the stone. Next Thursday that "original drawing" will be gone, washed out and replaced with ink, and later in the process the ink is offset onto paper. Nifty huh? This is real true honest to goodness limited edition printmaking. There probably won't be more than 20 or so images printed from this stone.
not yet titled
price to be determined on completion of edition
I wasn't home much today so I didn't have a lot of time to work on this guy. Nooo, the tail is not done!
not yet titled Aseel (Asil), I'm open to suggestions on the title
14 by 16 inches
colored pencil and graphite (and more?)
$2240 if purchased before I finish it (may go up on completion, or may not, don't know yet).
Will likely be my first release of a limited edition print.