On My Process by Grant Riedel

Grant R 1In creating a broadside, I approach it much like any other creative endeavor: a stack of blank copy paper and .05 roller ball pens. I begin with a preliminary read of the author’s work and produce sketches enveloped by the initial gut feeling. The second step invites rational and reason to join the process, both of which I believe are not the friends of any artists (they spend too much time with academics as well as penny-pinchers). With my two guests in tow, I reread the work and they question the initial sketches. Much scribbling, cursing, and wadding of paper follows this second step. In all honesty, depending upon the piece, step two becomes replicated into step three, four, five, and so on until the print begins to surface among multiple layers on a Photoshop/Illustrator screen. Continue reading