Archive for the woodcut Tag

Painted Poppies from Red Tail Studios

If you haven’t heard of Red Tail Studios, you are missing out on an amazing artist. Monique Wales creates beautiful woodcuts and etchings, incorporating a variety of techniques that make her prints truly outstanding. Her work is always influenced by nature and the world around her. This week I was totally surprised to learn that I had won Red Tail
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Printing the Star Trek Block

Hello All! I have just finished printing my Star Trek parody block, and I have pictures! You will see the listing up on Etsy soon with more detailed pics, but for now, here you go! Here’s me, printing: (And yes, that is all the space I have in my “studio”) And the side-by-side comparison of the Star Trek print: I
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Time Lapse Video of Zodiac

This video has been a long time in the making, only because I kept getting distracted. But here it is, finally! It is a time-lapse of the carving process for my “Zodiac” print. The video focuses on the tools and process of relief printmaking. For more information on this print or to see more of my work, please visit my
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Carving Grotesque

My latest project is the first of my Grotesque Series.¬†Eventually I will carve a collection of enlarged, woodcut versions of medieval marginal grotesques. The word “grotesque” in medieval manuscripts refers to the strange, fantastic, and/or distorted figures that populated the margins of the manuscript pages. I actually just finished carving this block, but here is a photo of it half
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New Etsy Listing

My latest listing on Etsy has just gone live! It is a hand-colored version of “Don’t Play Koi with Me!” I used calligraphy inks and watercolors for the color. Also, I added a calligraphy gold ink in the tail and body to make the koi fish scales pop! Click on the image to see the Etsy listing and more photographs!

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New Print in Etsy Store!

“Don’t Play Koi with Me!” is now for sale in my Etsy Store! Check out the listing for lots of pictures, a full description and to purchase this wonderful print! http://www.etsy.com/listing/86472571/tattooed-woman-nude-koi-cherry-blossom Makes a great gift for the Holidays!

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Freshly Printed- Tattooed Woman

Last week I successfully printed my tattooed woman block! To be entitled “Don’t Play Koi with Me!” this print celebrates both the human figure and the art of tattooing. The human form is an enduring theme in art. To study, and to understand the human form, students often draw from live models. For the viewer, an artistically posed nude is
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Tattooed Woman, carving in process

My latest print features a woman with an (almost) full back tattoo. I just finished carving the block, but I wanted to give you a taste before I print it! Stay tuned for more photos and the final print!

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Flamingos Print Has Arrived!

I finally finished the Flamingos print, and have put it up on the website.   For now, it is only available in Black & White. I may eventually get around to the multi-color version, but for now black will have to do. To see more information on the newest addition to Porcuprints, check out the Flamingos Print Here!

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Resingrave: Milling out Unwanted Spaces

Printmakers love Resingrave for its ability to hold crisp lines and details. It resists bruising and, thanks to the new formula, it seldom chips.¬† Unfortunately, our designs don’t always fit exactly on the block and we are left trying to figure out the best way to carve out large blocks of space. George Alexander Walker, author of The Woodcut Artist’s
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