I’m not updating as frequently recently mostly because the workflow of image-from-camera-to-web isn’t quite as smooth now with the new camera and Aperture. Still working out the kinks. I don’t like how Aperture doesn’t seem to want you messing with your actual files… it does presume that it’s going to take ownership of the organizational structures, and it doesn’t want other things touching or sharing that. I still have to work that out. Anyway.
Still very much alive. Experimenting with looser initial approaches and blending white and black into each other against a toned paper, instead of just blending them up to each other without mixing. A lot more subtlety is possible, but I think doing it on gray paper would probably be more effective. Still, it’s interesting.
This one was started very loosely, just massing in darks with a brush, then gradually adding to them, wiping the whole thing down, adding, wiping down, a few rounds of that, then going over the top with pencil and no blending on the final layer. This approach would probably work better on bristol or card stock. Still, there’s something to it, and I’m far from done exploring it.