Last night I attended a collograph printmaking class at the Alberta Art Gallery. (Why did I think it was a ‘colloidal’ printmaking class?)
We were given a piece of corrugated cardboard to use as a base then we were turned loose on a variety of craft supplies to make our template. Not feeling like I was in a ‘fine art’ mood I decided to make a Captain America print.
SCOFF ALL YOU LIKE! This was a shining beacon of inspiration! Do you see how I used a piece of zipper to make his mouth? Because it has teeth? Riiiiight?
I only had time to make one print and, unfortunately, one print wasn’t enough to develop any real skill with applying ink. BUT I STILL LOVE MY MONSTROUS CREATION!
Yes, I know the ink is red. The red reflects my impatience and how I didn’t want to wait in line for blue. According to the amateur art critics I ran into on the LRT red was ENTIRELY wrong for a Captain America print.
- First guy: Why is it red?
- Me: It was the only colour available.
- First guy: It shouldn’t be red. It should be… green. Like my bicycle. *points*
- Me: Ah, yes, that would have been nice, too.
- Second guy: Green?! It should’ve been BLUE!
- Me: *quietly withdraws from the conversation before it gets fanboy-nasty*
It seems to me Captain America’s colours are: red, white, AND blue so the red is still appropriate. Does red still work for Captain StickUpHisBum or does it make him look like he took a bath in the blood of his enemies?
What do you think?
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PS: This is a note I wrote myself. It was supposed to remind me to loan a game to a coworker. It worked.