Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mono with the Wordless Music Orchestra

I was recently hired by Temporary Residence Records to make a poster for one of Mono's performances as part of the Wordless Music Series on May 9th at Le Poisson Rouge with the Wordless Music Orchestra. I was obviously excited to do this! Mono's music is powerful and sometimes ethereal , so it was a challenge to come up with the right imagery at first- I ended up with a comic ( to me) take on the piece "Battle to Heaven" off of their latest LP "Hymn to the Immortal Wind".

Here is the Scratchboard drawing and the final 5 color 19 x 25 print:

The print really worked well. The 4th layer is a split fountain of tranparent metallic gold to Tranparent metallic silver, so there is a really nice patina of shinyness just below the rough surface of the keyline drawing.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Monoprints! Originals!

I just listed a bunch of new Monoprints and Original Scratchboards in my Etsy shop!

Mogwai Poster

Here's the final poster, which , of course, I need to take a better picture of to capture the silver metallic landscape against the off white paper. 6 colors, 19 x 25 inches, ed of 225. For sale now in my etsy shop!

Monday, April 27, 2009


line art for the poster for tomorrow's Mogwai show in Brooklyn. Process photos and finished poster pic up later tonight along with photos of the Mono poster I recently finished. Back to the drawing table to work on this weeks art print!

The Reluctant Woodsman- XtraLarge

Boy do I have a lot of work to put up this week. I'll start off with this one that I forgot to post last week. This is a small run of my "Reluctant Woodsman print." This edition is larger in size, (22 x 30) printed on different paper (Stonehenge cotton 100% Rag with deckled edge) has a different color scheme. The run was 6 colors, including Metallic Gold and Silver. There are 60 prints in the edition. Price on these will be $75 in my etsy shop. UPDATE: 30 left of the edition to sell.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Reluctant Woodsman

So I'm putting out 2 art prints based on the drawing I created for the recent tour poster for Scandinavian favorites, The Thing.

The Reluctant Woodsman is a 4 color print on Cougar Natural 100# cover stock. 17 x 23.5. There is a larger version (22 x 30) 6 colors on Stonehenge coming out later today. I'll edit this post once its up. For now here is the standard version.

Up now of course , in the Etsy shop.

Spring Harbinger Final

"Spring Harbinger"

Your soothsayer of good weather and tidings to come, this print is 17 x 23 inches on Cougar Natural #100 Cover stock. 4 screens were used, one being metallic gold. Signed and numbered in an edition of 150. I like this squawker.

Available in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Harbinger-preview

Goofin around with color on the line art on a new print coming out soon, maybe even today. Final is going to be different than this pic. Metallic gold will be used, however...

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Thing: final

Well, I fell off the wagon documenting the Thing drawing and printing. If I can get the time later, I'll update this post and add it all tonight. Very busy editioning new art prints and printing my Mono poster for the May 9th show in NYC. And working on a pretty crazy poster for Mogwai. And the rest of the excuses I use for not blogging more frequently!

Regardless, here is the tour poster for Scandinavia's favorite trio of improvisers, The Thing. 4 color screenprint on Cougar Natural, 17.5 x 23.5 inches. The Yellow-ish layer is a metallic gold (which accounts for the flashing at the bottom), so yes, we have metallic green trees in this one, which is ALWAYS nice.

I have a larger (22 x 30) very limited run art print of this image in a different colorway coming out stay tuned.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Thing: Process

First step to making a poster: Draw. Fast.

Here is a raw sketch for the imagery for The Thing's upcoming tour poster. The Thing is a Trio of Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love and Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten.

More tomorrow.