Monday, April 30, 2012

Ms.45 Linocut, Take 2

Okay, so I'm progressing on this. Here's a video I made this morning:

I hope to have prints in the Etsy store by the end of the week. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ms.45 Linocut WIP

So, I have a bunch of linoleum blocks right now. I don't have much experience with linocut--I specialized in intaglio printmaking when I was in art school--but I don't need a press to pull linocut prints and I need something substantial to put in my Etsy store. Over the weekend, I made a drawing based on a still from the movie, Ms.45, and transferred it to a block yesterday:

Today, I carved the block:

Unfortunately, I don't have any good paper for relief printing. I ordered some Rives lightweight paper from Blick this morning and now I'm waiting. I suppose I could pull a print with some cheap sketchbook paper, but I hate the idea of wasting the ink on that. I guess I'm waiting on the mail now. In the mean time, I downloaded plans for a relief printing press made from some two by fours and a hydraulic jack. I think I have a project for the summer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


This is a piece of a larger illustration. It's a vector, created in Adobe Illustrator. This was fun to make.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Drums and Guitars

Here are a couple of vectors that I did as part of a larger piece. I'm not happy with the larger piece, but the components are just fine.

Here's a drum:

Here's a Fender Bass and a Gibson Les Paul:

These are vectors, made with Adobe Illustrator. There are no raster effects in either of these. There are, however, a few custom art brushes.