Sunday, March 16, 2014

Donuts Are Like Viewfinders

Donuts Are Like Viewfinders
Donuts Are Like Viewfinders, Lithographic print, 18"x10"
Lithography, Spring (March) 2014

______Here we have my second lithographic print! I'm enjoying formulating personalities for my made-up creatures, these being rather loop-like and possessing some sick hovering abilities. Now we've got sea croissants and land donuts. Next up? A biological pastry critter that holds dominion over the sky. I ain't even playin'.

______I actually had a different image before this one, but it ended up sucking up so much ink when I was preparing it for printing that turned into a ginormous black blob--my professor jokingly named it, "Black Bears in a Black Forest at Midnight." Holding back my manly tears, I sheepishly grained the black blob away from my litho stone and moved on to bigger and better things. Like dancing donut critters.

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______Somehow, I flawlessly pulled all six of these prints from the press with finesse. I think the lithography gods felt bad for me and let me print without repercussion this time around. Maybe the inky blob stone was actually some kind of sacrifice needed to print properly. Who knows.

______I posted my success to Facebook, and mi professora saw them and shared them to her wall, thus making my soul happier than a friendly fern in a friendly farm of ferns. That was just as difficult to type as it was to read.


Rachel said...

Ahh, that's got to be frustrating when something you envisioned refuses to turn out at all. Good thing this one worked for you!

Jacqueline Stewart said...

Ali, they are really good. I love it, and i'm rather excited to see what the next one is. :)

Alissa said...

ALI! You are sooo amazing. I cannot imagine you ever having a bad drawing. I am always, always stunned by what you are creating. You are a FREAKING DOLL SO DON'T YOU FORGET!!!!!!!!

Linda B said...

Haha it was a necessary sacrifice, but your blobs must've pleased them, because these turned out fantastic! Love the bobbing donuts :)
The detail is so well done, and I can't believe how flawlessly you got these to print!
You're just awesome like that!

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Jurgita K. said...

It's really good!:)
Muilo Burbulai

Chelsea Elizabeth said...

Ali! I love when you share your art work. You are so incredibly talented. I hope all has been well! I feel like I've been away from the "blog-o-sphere" for a while so now I'm trying to catch up!

LyddieGal said...

Those are so cool! Glad your teacher was good natured about your first pancake - I mean print and that this series worked out so well.
Chic on the Cheap


Dancing donut critters haha! Well, I actually really love these, and this is a lovely series. Wishing you a great week.
/Madison x

Marlen said...

oh NO i can't imagine the disappointment of the ink getting all blotchy :( though your back up plan is super cool- how did you even think of this?? was your inspiration seriously donuts? (If it was, I love you all the more for it, haha)

xo marlen
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Abigail ~ said...

These are remarkable! and so are you! I would never in a million years be able to pull this off.
Congrats on the ease of printing and getting them featured. You well deserve it.
Keep up the great work, doll!

Daisy is quite happy with the longer days and warmer sunshine.

Brittney said...

Whoa, you made these? I know nothing about lithography, but I would totally buy this print. The donut/shell is really eye-catching.


E said...

Mmmm, donut and croissant critters... Seriously though, I love these! I was really into printmaking in college. Unfortunately it's hard/expensive to find access to supplies and a press, but I would love to get back into it again!

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

I really love these, I've been staring at them on facebook. I think they look like weird little video game characters. Like armored donuts, yes.