Pulchritude is a printmaking piece. There are several versions of it including two thumbnails, a graphite outline, a rubber print, and five printmaking copies.
First I drew a thumbnail with pencil on sketch paper and outlined it with Micron ink pens. I colored it because I was bored one day.
Then after I knew what I was making, I redrew the thumbnail with a very soft graphite pencil (9B), but in reverse.
I pressed the graphite image onto a slab of rubber so the graphite would transfer to the rubber. Next I used some sort of etching tool (I don't even know what it was) to carve out the image. I rolled ink onto the finished print and used a press to push paper onto the ink. I made 5 copies.
The A/P was supposed to be an Artist Proof mark, but I didn't know what my teacher was talking about so I just wrote A over P. The first copy I made (AP 1/5) I gave to a friend. The one shown here is AP 2/5 which was in an art show offered at $500 because that's what it would have taken for me to willingly part from it.
I used less ink on the last 3 copies just to see what it would look like. This one is AP 3/5 and was in an art show for $4,000,000 because I found it funny.