Category Archives: Art

Sitting Lizard

I recently made this little "sitting lizard" for the shelf above my monitors at home. He's made from an aluminum wire armature and Super Sculpey oven-bake clay. I think he's cute - it looks like he's just kicking back and soaking up the sunshine.

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Lasercut Signs

Here a couple of new lasercut projects. The first is a pair of signs I built up in layers of lasercut pieces, then painted. The second is a clock in the shape of a hotdog, because ... why not?

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Wailmer Linocut

Made another Pokemon linocut a while ago, but forgot to post it here. This one is Wailmer, which is one of my daughter's favorite Pokemon. This photo is of the cut block - I've pulled a print from it already, but don't have a photo of that yet.

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Sign For Emmie

A while ago my sister asked me if I could make a sign for her for her daughter's room. She had seen some that she liked on Etsy, but they were more expensive than she wanted to pay. Challenge accepted!

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Pokemon Lincocuts

I've been doing some more linocuts lately, and have started using Pokemon as inspiration - they're fun and interesting, and there a hundreds of potential subjects to do if I decide to keep going with these. The one on the left is Magikarp (a notoriously weak and pitiful Pokemon), and the one on the right is Bulbasaur - although this isn't a photo of the actual print, but rather of the cut linoleum block before I've ever tried to pull a print from it. I plan to try and pull the first print from that block later today.

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More Linocuts

I've still been enjoying the linocut process quite a bit - it's very deliberate and relaxing. Here are a couple of recent ones I've completed. The one on the left is The Maxx (from an old show I used to watch on MTV in high school), and the one on the right is Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender (a show I've watched with my kids that is surprisingly awesome).

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Linocut Block Prints

I remember trying a little linocut block printing in high school, and have always thought I might try it again someday. So I've been messing around with it lately, and have made three so far. My favorite so far is the round one - it's a scene from the Avatar: The Last Airbender show, and is Zuko during the last Agni Kai with Azula. Will definitely be trying more of these. I need to get some 'real' paper for this, though - I've been using generic "mixed media' paper from Walmart, but I think it's time to try some 'official' block printing rice paper.

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Glavenus Sculpture

I've been trying to think of things to sculpt from clay, and got the idea of making a series of mounted monster heads, from the Monster Hunter series. This one is Glavenus. It went pretty well - the sculpting went better than the painting, but it all went well enough that I think I'm going to try another one.

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Carter made this sculpture recently as well, from another tutorial from the same guy on YouTube - although this one is decidedly more creepy than the owls! It was her first time working with an armature and creating fabrics folds and wrinkles - it came out pretty good!

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Army of Owls!

Carter has been looking for something to do this summer, and I mentioned that I had seen a YouTube video of a guy making a cool little owl out of clay. She decided to give it a try, and it went really well - so she's been slowly amassing a small army of them!

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