This last weekend I finished my second poster print for the screenprinting class I'm taking at The University of the Arts here in Philadelphia. The plan was to do a complicated print similar to my race car collages I made earlier in the year. However, Tuesday rolled around and I wasn't going to have it ready. So, as one does when one is unprepared, one makes a robot.
This design is one I made a year ago when I was first thinking about getting posters made. The heart comes from an old anatomy book my sister found somewhere in Arkansas.
The first color to go down was the light blue. The orange was next. A week or so later I printed the red line-art of the heart, and then last was the real warm grey part of the robot. You can kind of see where the grey overlaps the blue and makes it a darker, cooler grey.
I'm selling these things on Etsy. I haven't counted the editions yet, but I suspect there are fifteen or so good prints. If you want it, go get it!
Hey, more virtual press!
Maura Cluthe, aka Fragmented on Flickr, has a blog on which she occasionally posts collections of robots she finds and likes. Some of mine were lucky enough to make it onto her site today.
Maura makes some coolio robots herself in her coolio studio in Kansas City. Check out her work here and here. Thanks Maura!
I added a collection of robot prints on to my Etsy store today. These are 5×7 and can be bought individually or as a trio. You know you want it!
Two small spot illustrations that I did along with a magazine cover. When the issue is published I'll put up the rest. I've always liked drawings robots, and now I like drawing dinosaurs too. Stay tuned for more of these terrible lizards.
Painted three more robots over the weekend. One more in the japanese bad-ass series, and two a little different. I hope to get one or two of these screenprinted soon, and I might do a few other things as well. (More of the series here)
They don't have names yet, any of them. So if you have suggestions, feel free to contribute.
(On a related topic, having "painted" my work digitally for the past ten years or so, I am having more fun than I expected painting with paint again. I want to try a few actual illustrations out with acrylic or gouache or that acrylagouache that bz got me into last year. It all feels so good…)