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"DO NOT TRUST FLATTERERS." (Raven Series) Intaglio Etching on Paper, 5 inch by 7 inch 2014. Black, Blue Black ink, Brown Ink, Gray Ink. Blue on light blue paper, Blue Black on Light blue paper, Brown on off white paper, Brown on light brown paper, Graphite gray on light gray paper.
This is a remade plate for my 2010 etching of the same name. The plate for that print was lost so I re etched a new one. This is a new edition

In many ancient European myth and legends, there was no difference between Ravens and Crows. They were seen as the same bird.

Aesop’s THE FOX AND CROW

A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree.
"That's for me, as I am a Fox," he said, and he walked up to the foot of the tree.
"Good day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking today: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds."
The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox.
"That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future: "Do not trust flatterers."

HOW I CREATE MY PRINTS:
I have had a lot of people ask "What is a hand made print?" I made this video of to show the printing process. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNdYxOSKt1Y&feature=youtu.be

I often find inspiration from a traditional or historic account of the raven. First I decide on my title. Having a title helps me with the image and mood of the piece. Humor is often important but I also select titles that force the viewer to think more about the imagery.
Next I look through references to find the right pose or gesture for the raven or ravens. Then I spend hours doing preliminary sketches, followed by a series of drawings using pencil, traditional gouache (opaque watercolor), ink and charcoal. My next step involves using digital technology. I scan the drawings and rework them with Photoshop. This digital tool allows me to adjust the value of the drawing and I can even move and reorganize the image. I use filters if needed. Next I print the drawing from my computer and continue to draw with the traditional tools. I repeat this process several times so the traditional and new technologies merge seamlessly.
In 2009 I began working with photopolymer etching plates. In the past an etching involved coating the plate with a petroleum bases sealer then emerging the plate into vat of acid, cleaning with solvents, recoating, and more acid baths. The process was extremely hazardous to the artist as well as the environment. In 2009 I began working with newly perfected and safe photopolymer etching plates. These are UV light sensitive printing plates, which are exposed in sunlight and processed in tap water!! In the past I would has spent 20-40 hours creating the printing plate. Now I use that time to do my finished drawing. I use my computer and printer to transfer my drawing onto a transparent sheet of plastic. This serves as my negative for the exposure to the sun! I use the photopolymer process to transfer the original drawing to a printing plate from which I can hand print an edition. Finally, I write a narrative. This usually takes me the most time of all!

Copyright Larry Vienneau. All Artwork is property of the Larry Vienneau and may not be reproduced, duplicated, or resold. The artist permits it’s for use on blogs or for educational purpose when image is not sold but is attributed to Larry Vienneau. Original artwork shall not be used for promotional/for profit or non-profit uses without permission. Copyright is retained by the artist following the sale of the item.
Larry Vienneau Jr.

Raven artwork , Raven, crow, black bird, Fox, Aesop, - assorted colors. 5x7 inch 2014 etching

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: intaglio on paper, print, etching, printmaking, ink on paper, ink, paper, black ink, photo, black and white, intaglio, brown paper, blue paper
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