Continued Progress

I have continued work on the various drawing series that I previously posted and I have been enjoying them immensely. Even though I have never thought of myself as a drawer, this has become the media in which I have been working most. I am still learning a little bit in this media, but the process has been something that I love.

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Supposed to be skinny, Pen drawing, 2018
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So fucking sad, Pen drawing, 2018
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It is what it is, Pen drawing, 2018
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A monster, Pen drawing, 2018
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House Sparrow, Pen and Watercolor pastels, 2018
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Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Pen and Watercolor pastels, 2018
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Mourning Dove, Pen and Watercolor pastels, 2018
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Great Blue Heron, Pen and Watercolor pastels, 2018
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Oriole, Pen and Watercolor pastels, 2018
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Goldfinch, Pen and Watercolor pastels, 2018
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Chickadee, Pen and Watercolor pastels, 2018
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I believed you, Pen drawing, 2018
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So I stayed, Pen drawing, 2018
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It wasn’t, Pen drawing, 2018
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You never wanted me, Pen drawing, 2018

 

BadBrainPress

My best friend and soul mate is an extremely talented printmaker based in Texas, and when she sent me a literal box of her artwork I couldn’t have been more excited to share them. This particular series, titled “Imprints,” is my favorite of what she sent me. These specific pieces were created through a technique called blind embossing (embossing creates a raised texture through pressure instead of ink).

 

Though this process is specifically supposed to get a raised texture, I am so totally in love with the indents on the opposite sides. Delicate and sad, they are a memory of the plant that was used to create each piece. They are what remains, both in shape and with the actual leavings from each plant. I love that you can feel where each plant was, feel its shape, feel how prickly or hard it was even though the paper its self is soft.

BadBrainPress makes a huge variety of artwork, beautiful, funny, bold, sassy.

Check her out at:

https://www.instagram.com/badbrainpress/?hl=en

and

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BadBrainPress

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“Imprints” Blind embossing on handmade cotton paper using native Texan plant
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“Imprints” Blind embossing on handmade cotton paper using native Texan plant
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“Imprints” Blind embossing on handmade cotton paper using native Texan plant
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“Imprints” Blind embossing on handmade cotton paper using native Texan plant
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“Imprints” Blind embossing on handmade cotton paper using native Texan plant
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“Imprints” Blind embossing on handmade cotton paper using native Texan plant