Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chinese New Year Dragon Block Prints

I had another print exchange come up in January and I just hadn't had a chance to get the images up! So here are the blocks and final prints! (If you want one, they're available for sale in my shop... ^_^)

I like the gray version the best, I think... I'm also fond of the crimson on green, but it's difficult to tell the darker color is red based because of the way the ink dried.

^ I love how the lines transferred in these proofs!

^ The main block before cutting!

^ This is the one that went into the exchange. I named it "Yang" in honor of the Chinese lore. I hand drew the cloud outlines on these, but I'm going to finish cutting out the cloud block and do some more runs! Maybe even some reduction style ones with the clouds too. Those will have to be the *deluxe* dragons. :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Calacas Prints are in!

These are a few of my favorites from the exchange. Carlos Barberena did an amazing job on the exchange and exhibitions! I hope he does more like this. It was fantastic seeing everyone's interpretation of Hispanic culture and the calaca imagery. : )