Black on black.

Who knew printing would be so complicated? In my Print Foundations course, we've been looking at the million versions of black and the weird things that happen to them when you print digitally. This black on black exercise is meant to take advantage of those differences. The image below, being digital, does not take into account what these look like once printed. However, I really enjoy the way you can see which were warm blacks, cool blacks, and other variations.

Due to the obviously dark nature of this project, my triptych centers around the dark and gruesome origins of fairy tales. Pops of color center the character in peril, while the blacks create subtle depth and brooding darkness.

In other news, I used this project to attempt illustration work, starting by hand and moving digitally. Not going to lie, this was hard and uncomfortable, and I'm still not sure how I feel about it entirely. I haven't drawn in a very long time. There was a lot of scanning and image tracing to make this happen, but what saved the day was a Wacom tablet I ordered. That make everything so much easier. So many toys, so much money...