14 June 2021

NEW PAPER TEST PRINT

Enjoying some test prints with my new box of A3 Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm). I have used this paper for a long time with the superb art printers I use and their 11 colour large format printer, they have consistently produced high quality prints of my work in many sizes up to A1. I just received a box of this paper (A3) for my portfolio, tests and sketch/scrap book, so far very happy with the results I'm getting with some of my photographs.



 

9 June 2021

DOWN BY THE SEA

A few photos from last week.

Last week was very busy in Newquay with an influx of visitors down for the school half term, the fine weather made it ideal to spend time on the beach and it was a taste of the summer to come.

It is good to see people enjoying and respecting the beautiful Cornish coastline, for those that don't, don't bother with the journey down, go dump in your own front room. 
























5 June 2021

NEW HEADER / LOGO (Turned out to be harder than 1st thought)

 















I always liked the idea of a handwritten logo/header but despite all the fonts out there, never found something I could settle on. The obvious thing to do was put pen to paper and rattle off something for myself in a couple of minutes, but it didn't quite unfold like that.

It is easy to write 'Sleepless ink' a few times, but to get it to be usable I found difficult. Somewhere in the enjoyable flow of writing, a rouge letter would constantly upset the outcome. A more considered approach was needed, a grid, pencil, pen, slow and fast attempts, repeat, repeat, repeat.

The new header is the result.