Friday, February 19, 2010

Coptic Stitch Book: Faces

Project two for my bookmaking class, the coptic stitch. 7.5" x 9.5" in size. Illustrations created using acrylic ink and watercolor on hot press watercolor paper.

Thursday, February 04, 2010


This is the first project for my paper making and book arts class, PIRATES! The project was centered around the binding, in this case, Japanese stab binding, and in my case, hemp leaf with nobel corners. Drawings were done with India Ink, and watercolors. Bound with black waxed linen thread, and covered with various papers and book clothe. Book block composed of tea stained 90lb Canson watercolor paper.

Size 6" x 9"
The left inch or so over every drawing is hidden by the spine of the book.
(scanned before binding)

I was going to sketch in some pirates making him walk the plank, but it looks like I forgot! Oh well, now he just looks like some crazy tied up guy committing suicide?

Painting a day: Ten

Oil on Masonite 6" x 6"