Monday, December 13, 2010

Final project for Reduction printmaking class: It's a corgi!

This a three color reduction "suicide" print. It's only 8" x 10" and I used a linoleum block this time.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Etsy Page

Hey guys, I finally set up an Etsy shop so I can sell some prints online. : D I'll try to sell old and new prints and keep things updated.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Better Brave Than Bored

Two things going on right now:

1) Puzzle Print: Robot inflicted apocalypse done on linoleum. It's roughly 12"x15" and the catch is that it is cut into segments that are inked separately and then reassembled for the final roll through the press. Then the robot himself is print as a separate second layer.

2) Suicide Print: The final project for my relief printmaking class. It's going to be a big one, most likely a woodcut around the 16"x20" or 18"x24" range. "Better Brave Than Bored" has been my tentative press motto (I've also been working on a good press name as well, something catchy at least), and I'd like to bring it to life with some exciting imagery. It's a minimum of six colors, which will be a lot of work even though it's all on the one surface... I'd also like to make sure the final layer (the final black layer) will be something that can stand alone and be printed independent of the color later.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Multi-color block prints are a go!

I've been working readily on the multiple color block prints. All the blocks are cut and being printed (some prints are completely done, but I want to go back and print more in other colors). Here's some pictures of the process for the first color layer, which began as a light blueish purple but I switched over to a nice green halfway through printing.

This print has been a lot of fun. I've been enjoying trying to approach the composition from a comic book/gig poster style. The wood was being difficult though and a lot of the lines and edges are disrupted, but that's the nature of woodcut! Can't wait to post the final results... They just need to finish drying first. :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Infinite Possibilites Exhibition

Great news! I entered the two Ex Libris dinosaur relief prints in an exhibition held by the University of West Georgia's Art Student Union and I received 1st place for them! Good times were had and I'm very proud of my little prints for receiving this honor.

On another note, I'm currently working on a 4-color woodcut (on four blocks) with a similar theme to my samurai/ukiyo-e print. This one is done in a more Americanized comic book style a la Tank Girl meets The Walking Dead. Proofing begins this week, and I can't wait to have all four blocks done! Pics to come soon.

Friday, October 8, 2010

New Ukiyo-e style prints finally done.

Here's the zombie prints finally done. They're full bleed and two color reduction blocks (wood).  Each one I printed had different colors, which was a lot of fun to experiment with. Here's two samples, one on Unryu (a mixed fiber Japanese printmaking paper) and the other on Bogus recycled drawing paper.

The next piece I'm currently working on is supposed to be a continuation of the same theme. It just has to have some element from this one, but I don't think I will stick to the same art style. Instead I am going to go with the more Western "gig poster" style, and feature some sort of scene with a zombie or monster encounter. I might, however, reuse some of the patterns on the fabric.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Getting caught up

Here's a lot of work from earlier this year. 2010 has been fairly busy between all of the drawing and printmaking shenanigans. I still have a handful of things left to get together, but this is a decent start, right?. : )

"Heart of Gold," acrylic and colored pencil

"Subaquatic Krakken Battle," etching

"Kwazan Cherry Blossoms," engraving

"Marigold," 3-color reduction relief print

"The Sea is a Hungry Dog," acrylic and colored pencil

"The Pumpkin Smiled," colored pencil

Monday, September 27, 2010

Senior show material?

I have been contemplating what I am going to do for my Senior Show in terms of an exhibition. I am also currently working on a collaborative animation project in class for Print Dialogue Day (which is being held at Kennesaw State University this year) using relief block prints made from MDF. Depending on how I like the process, I might be doing something of this nature as a centerpiece for my senior show.

Last March at the Southern Graphic Council Conference, I saw Tromarama's animated print pieces "Happy Hour" (from etchings/engravings) and "Serigala Militia" (from relief) which were super awesome. They're an Indonesian art and music group and their work is fantastic and often really funny as well.

You should check out "Serigala Militia":

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bookplate style relief prints

These are the most recent prints I have done. They are bookplate-style relief prints done with 4" x 6" linoleum blocks, as well as a 2" x 3" resingrave block for the skull.

 I'm currently working on an 11" x 14" ukiyo-e style print of a zombie attack which should be done soon. ^_^

Something old...

This was my first *digital* illustration I did on Adobe Illustrator. Everybody loves a space panda!


Let the blogging begin....

Alright! This shiny new blog is for documenting and displaying my current and past projects, as well as other areas of my interests. From sketchbook to finished product, everything will be here. : )