Thursday, 30 September 2010

Linocut 5 - The three monkeys

Illustration in linocut for 30 Sept 2010 Athens Plus.
Kastanidis, Kaklamanis and Reppas.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Night out 1 - Exarheia

Night out. Exarheia.
Zelaya stenciled.

Night Out 1 - Thisseio

Night out. Thisseio
Zelaya stenciled.

Sightings - OBEY Gkazi

OBEY giant at Gkazi.

Sightings - OBEY Marousi

OBEY giant on Kyfissias, Marousi tunnel.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Sightings - OBEY Ampelokipoi

OBEY giant on Kyfissias (Ampelokipoi - Psyhiko) tunnel.

Linocut 4 - Wen Jiabao

China's Premier Wen Jiabao is this week's illusytration in linocut. This time i experimented with more colours. Experience gained: it helps not to cut the linos (as i did) in smaller sizes, if their surfaces are equal they'll guide you when applying the next colour.

Trial and terror:
I couldn't make a bigger mistake... the photos taken are actually mirrored (in an attempt to fool you), since i forgot to mirror the image before tracing it on linoleum... : (
...all the linocuts are not mirrored -aka are all wrong- and the final Athens Plus image used is actually the finished work scaned and mirrored to fit print... stupid enough?!

Read about it here (Nick Malkoutzi's blog), and here (AthensPlus).

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Linocut 3b - Erdoghan & Ahmadinejad

Linocut of Erdoghan and Ahmadinejad for Athens Plus. Read all about it here (Athens Plus) and here (Harry van Versendaal's Blog).

You can also download the entire PDF version.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Papandreou's White Tower

Did you know the story behind the White Tower at Thessaloniki?... thing is, they took a prisoner and made him paint the tower white... yup, Papandreou's White Tower just for you (and this Friday's Athens Plus).

Oh! and a second version of it for page 2 as always...

Read all about it, here (Athens Plus), and here, (Nick Malkoutzis Blog).

You can also download the entire PDF version.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Linocut 3a - Ahmedinejad

I'm calling this unsuccessful one "3a" since there will be a 3b Ahmedinejad, whom i hope come out better... I tried halftoning some facial space to get a 50% kinda gray with black and white lines, but it didn't come out as planned making Ahmedineja unrocognizable. I'm still uploading it cause i love the way the hair turnned out, it reminds me a lot of Karagkiozis traditional leather carvings.

I should also add that t'was made on grey Linoleum who's hardness is something between the cyan and the brown one. Since this is the one i can surely find both in quantity and variety of mesures, this will be the norm... i'd better get use to it : )

Did i mention that i wanted this with an Erdoghan for Athens Plus?

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Linocut 2 - Prince Maktoum printed

Katerina came by and helped me print Maktoum... and here he is.
Also took me to by some more (pre-ordered) linoleum which has yet to come to the store... for which i'll have to wait untill the end of the week... Monday gotta go to more central stores hoping to find some, i'd hate to let the week pass doing nothing.

Experienxe gained: This time i worked with deluded ink, hafta found out how much more it needs to be deluted since ink is still too thick...

Friday, 10 September 2010

Linocut 2 - Prince Maktoum

Not a very good picture (you should see the others...) but a very clean linocut of Prince Maktoum (for being the second one to experiment on). Can't wait to print it... tonight or tomorrow maybe.
Experience gained: Brown linoleum is much more easy to carve than the cyan one, and the japanese plastic carving tools are way much better than the german wooden ones i got from Praktiker

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Linoleum - Manuel Zelaya

Linoleum - first experiment with Manuel Zelaya.
I got used to one of the tools, still confuzled about others, including the ink, wich seems to be needing to be diluted... i'll try again soon.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sightings - OBEY Chamosternas

OBEY giant on Chamosternas tunnel (Tavros).

Sightings - OBEY, Pireos str.

OBEY giant on Pireos str. at Tavros old Municipal Slaughterhouse.

Sightings - OBEY Monastiraki

OBEY giant between Thisseio - Monastiraki metro stations.

Sightings - ΟΒΕΥ Faliro

OBEY giant on the way to Piraeus.