29 March 2011

Quality of Armor

Just a quick heads up before I finally eat some breakfast and start drawing elephants, bicycles, and various buildings: The Spring Mystery Tube is now on sale. There was a mistake in the store that has been rectified. If you tried to get one earlier and were unable to, it works now. These are going quickly.

Also available on my site is what's left of my Rural Alberta Advantage posters. The venue has informed me that these sold out at the show, so the last of these prints are up on my site now.

More to come!

22 March 2011

Honey Badger Don't Care

Just a quick update here. The blog has taken a serious back seat as I attempt to move without interrupting things too much on the art and freelance front. I've been living in Joliet, a city about thirty miles from Chicago, renting a portion of my friend's house. I've also been working here, having converted most of the basement into a home studio. I pulled the last screen here yesterday (the ninth and final color on a new art print for an upcoming group show at Gallery 1988). Today was spent taking things down, packing up prints, and preparing to move to Chicago. To the left is my homemade washout booth (thoroughly stained with lots of reclaimed QTX) as I began to disassemble it.

Going through stacks and stacks of printed paper, I've come across a whole slough of misprints, test prints, and forgotten line variants, along with original drawings and sketches while cleaning out my office area. This means a spring mystery tube is most certainly coming in the next few days. Check back soon for on sale information; these are going to be some really good mystery tubes. For reals.

I'm really excited to finally be living in Chicago proper. I've got a ton of stuff to get right to work on, as well as an essay I've been meaning to write and post on here, so you can expect to see more frequent updates very soon. I'm also looking forward to the (eventually) impending nice weather the resultant bicycle use.

08 March 2011

Can I Ride

Hi! Sorry for not being terribly bloggish as of late. I've been incredibly busy with a whole mess of other fun things, however. I put in between nine and ten hours of just drawing today. Below is my cramping hand as I rest it and apply ice. I'm not sure if ice actually helps this, but it certainly feels good. More to come!

01 March 2011

Postcard process photos

I was recently commissioned to design and print a small run of postcards for a German company. After getting the artwork approved, I inked two color separations on additional sheets of paper and headed off to the copy shop. I reduced each drawn layer to 50% of the original size and xeroxed them onto film. I decided to only print two to a sheet, as I knew the films would need some minor touching up and because the run size was small enough that I didn't need to print six or eight cards at a time. Below is the first color on the drying rack.
Then I put the film for the second two colors down on the first color to make sure everything would register and make any necessary touch ups.
The second color was a transparent peach sort of color. I used this only for the two figures.
And below, we have the finished product. After printing the keyline, I headed over to a local printing company to have them cut down to size. Tomorrow, I pack these up and send them out to Germany.