Polymer Plates for Amelia and Reginald

Polymer Plates for Amelia and Reginald

I went to Corner Brook last Sunday to make polymer plates with the help of David Morrish at Dead Cat Press. We went to work Monday morning, and by the end of the day the plates were made for all the completed drawings. Tuesday I worked on this drawing, and we made the plate Wednesday evening. I drove home on Wednesday with a pile of plates ready to print! Spent Thursday and Friday getting ready for Open Studio this weekend, and this afternoon I printed 3 of the images onto the text pages, 110 or so copies of each. I’m hoping for an edition of...
Sketches

Sketches

Back to working on the illustrations for Amelia and Reginald. Here is Reginald, despondent and  refusing to eat. Where there is space at the ends of chapters, I am adding small illustrations to fill in. These are two sketches for Amelia’s wet clothes that she takes off in a room at an inn, after surviving a shipwreck. Neither of these is quite right, but none of the illustrations will be complex, detailed images. They are meant to suggest or be an echo rather than show minutiae… The luggage is for the chapter following, when the servants arrive with A&R’s luggage, and a new wig for Reginald. I haven’t worked on the illustrations for a week, and now see several things I want to change. It’s always good to back off for a bit and come back to a project with fresh...

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