Thursday, December 06, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Consumption Bird

Finally finished printing this one. Had to take a break and get a larger aluminum screen to print the final keyplate as trying it with a large old wood screen= disaster.
I'm really happy with the way this turned out, I was hoping to have it look more like a litho and drawing with the linework and I think I was successful.

Here's a closeup of the head; all the little subtle layering really worked nicely , 12 colors in all , signed and numbered edition of 100 on 22 x 30 Stonehenge rag.

available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A nice interview with Diana Sudyka

Here's a nice audio interview with my good friend Diana Sudyka (Soo-DEE-Kah) on the Storque, Etsy's sort of online magazine.

Look at this amazing print of hers, Civil War Widow. Stunning.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jeff Tady

My friend and comrade Jeff Tady recently opened up an Etsy shop to showcase his prints. He listed his first one, Hourglass, which is a 6 color screenprint. This one is gorgeous in person, believe me. To see his paintings and drawings and prints, go to his Myspace.

Of Uncool interview

Pierre Richardson in Toronto has a blog where he writes about and interviews artists among other things. He just posted an interview with me. Check it out here.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Reconnaissance Art Print

8 colors. 22 x 22 inches. Metallic reds and golds, invaders flying through the plains searching, always searching...
Available in my etsy shop via Paypal.


Friday, October 12, 2007

DVA Gallery Poster Lineart

David Van Alphen of DvA Gallery in Chicago is putting on a nice show of Chicago Artist's work this weekend. I designed a poster for it as well as contributing a piece for the show. Here's the scratchboard for the poster.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Okkervil River Poster

This is a 3 color poster for Okkervil River's fantastic show with the equally fantastic Damien Jurado in Chicago last night. The edition was 75 s/n. Only available through Okkervil's site, sooon. Look for the shirts at the merch table on this tour bearing the same imagery...

I will have a more complex 6 color art print available this week of this image as well. The title is "Search Party"

Do the Disaster

This is a 5 color screenprint I made as part of an art exhibition/cd project for Chicago Pop powerhouse May or May Not. The art is paired with the song "Do the Disaster" and is printed in the booklet.
It is shown here in its hand-screenprinted glory. 22 x 22 inches, 5 colors.
It can be purchased here.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Aesop Rock

New poster for the Aesop Rock show this coming Thursday. I printed this on two diff. paper stocks. Here's are both versions. 4 colors. 19 x 25.

Consumption Bird Layers 5 and 6

Layer 5 : Transparent Gold:

Layer 6: Tangerine. The photo was taken in my studio, so the gold looks washed out on this pic. The houses are going to get 3 more colors and then I'll hit it with the line art keyline.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

2nd color - Consumption Bird

2nd color is a pearlescent whiteish/yellow. This picture is not the best representation , but it will do.

Here's a closeup to show the color better.

Mixing ink for the next 4 layers


Friday, August 24, 2007

"Consumption bird" process

Finally got around to figuring out the colors to use for this art print I've had planned out for quite a while. Not sure of the final amount, probably at least 8-10 . Maybe more. I tend to treat art prints like paintings ,so I always end up adding more than I anticipate.

Started off with a charcoal drawing that I worked some watercolor inks into, sketching out the general colors. Originally was going to go for something really bright, but I've since changed my mind.

The paper is great, 22 x 30 inch stonehenge rising. The paper takes the ink really well, nice and tactile, soaks in nicely. I'm printing an edition of 100, with 5 artist proofs.

Here's the first color. Split fountain, ochre-ish color into a brighter hue.

Film on top of the first layer:

Drawing the next 2 layers:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Lost in the Crusade

New art print:

"Lost in the Crusade"
Its rough when you have 11 legs all going different directions.
18 x 24 inches, edition of 200 signed and numbered. 4 screens were used in this run, 3 of which are split fountains, 1 a silver/gold split that makes it glow in person. Hand Screenprinted at my studio, Ground-Up Chicago.
Priced at a steal- $30. Dig it.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Calling all Saviors Art Print

Screenprinted, 18 x 24. S/N ed of 100, $30.

Screenmprinted, 18 x 24. S/N ed of 100.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pelican Tour Rough

Here's a sketch for the Pelican tour poster I'm working on right now.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Black Keys June Tour Line art

Well, its been a while since I posted here on the blog, a situation which will be rectified beginning now... Very busy with tour poster designs and printing for the Black Keys, Low, and Pelican- as well as new art prints which will be obnoxious for the number of colors in them (How's 24 sound?)

Here is the newest poster I'm printing this week- A tour poster for the always excellent Black Keys. This is the original scratchboard and Ink drawing on clayboard, 18 x 24 inches. Wooden/feathered seamonsters with marching drums ALWAYS fit in for a summer tour. Right? Right?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

We're Rollin', They're Hatin- Hex Remover Totems

Here's a pic I snagged from Melissa and James Buchanan's (Little Friends of Printmaking) flickr set of the show that opened friday. These are 2 drawings, mixed media on a field of Hex Removers...