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head test collograph by derekjones head test collograph by derekjones
When I used to do traditional etching I really enjoyed
the idea of "abusing" the plate -scraping and burnishing-
liked the notion that the more one messed about with
the surface the lovelier the result became....
I have missed this element of printmaking since
using solar plates etc....
so I am looking to try some collographs- not
sticking shapes on the plate as much as painting and
scraping the design on with carborundum and various
pastel grounds... this is the first proof and I have done
a bit more work and hope to get this next stage
printed tomorrow.....
I think it will be a good way of doing moody nudes
(which would be a good name for a 60's rock band)
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:iconjessioddie:
jessioddie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Wonderful, considering the medium. It does give off a moody feel, but if that's the impression you go for - this is well-done.
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Jessy
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:iconalishohani:
alishohani Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
expessive!!!!!!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you....
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:iconancatdubh:
AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
This is beautiful. It really makes me want to try out the technique!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
try! - your drypoint of Ophelia is excellent
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:iconsappling:
sappling Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
I can't tell you how amazing this is.
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Sarah - at some stage I willl get back to it!
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:iconphotoshopoholic:
Photoshopoholic Featured By Owner May 13, 2011   General Artist
:wave: Your awesome work has been featured in my journal [link] :dummy:
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks! - love your ID
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:iconkaterinakapa:
KaterinaKapa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Featured here! [link]
:thanks:
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconkaterinakapa:
KaterinaKapa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Student General Artist
You are welcome!:aww:
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:iconmandyhoffman:
MandyHoffman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I like the subtlety of this particular piece, and am interested in seeing how it develops! :D
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
well - when ( if) it gets warmer I will start printmaking again and we shall see!
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:iconasmuchospossible:
asmuchospossible Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
i really enjoy this piece,

its very romantic and sorrowful
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ah well - thats me! :-)
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:iconasmuchospossible:
asmuchospossible Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
awesomely fun, would love to see more of these pics
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I might be off printmaking at the moment - I curated a show earlier this year of 13 printmakers and usually when I do a big show like that I cannot face the etching press for ages!
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:iconasmuchospossible:
asmuchospossible Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
oh i see, but dont have an emotional approach to it and have one of critique! and judging.
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
sadly its all about intuition and emotion!
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:iconasmuchospossible:
asmuchospossible Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
well, if thats how you do art then, i have no power to change your views otherwise.

keep on drawing and ill be appritiating
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:iconmuse1908:
Muse1908 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Artist
Simply beautiful, intriguing. :heart:
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks - what a lovely gallery you have - I have spent my life looking for a muse.....
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:iconkillboyman:
killboyman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student
That's a hell of a collagraph! I'm going to have to try this technique. It looks great!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
will go back to the technique at some stage
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:iconkillboyman:
killboyman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student
I've done collography before but in a very rudimentary manner. I'm not sure I understand your technique exactly. You build up the surface with a medium? Is this right? Sorry for being a pest. I just really want to try this. I love print making. Thanks!
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
basically the more close texture you get on a plate the blacker it prints - so I (like others) make a gritty mixture of acrylic medium some black acrylic and pastel ground or marble dust or carborundum and paint a design with it - the black acrylic shows how much of the mix is in any one area - in theory the darker the mix the darker it will print - you can scrape and scratch away when mixture is dry or wet....
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:iconkillboyman:
killboyman Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student
I see. Thanks!
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JetJames Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great feeling to this one :) When I played with carborundum I also built it up with lacquer, which creats more of a contrast with the marble grit. Fantastic piece ! Looking forward to more, it would be great to have a fellow collagraph artist on deviantart.
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for comment and email - I use gloss medium to get areas of easier wiping - but lots of ideas to work through...
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:iconjetjames:
JetJames Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
the collagraph technique does makes you think, Good luck with your next piece :)
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:iconmleiv:
mleiv Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Lovely. I agree - the more rough and scratchy, the more beautiful. :)
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes I agree - rough and scratchy is dreamy
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:iconillu-sab:
Illu-sab Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student General Artist
it has a nice mood to it :)
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:iconderekjones:
derekjones Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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