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Flavius Aetass
Mar 30, 2011

what is a "turpm"? [flings his lone star aside]

I've been wanting to get into reduction printing for a while. Can someone tell me what I'll need, what to avoid, and maybe point me toward a decent starter kit?

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dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

Handen posted:

Whenever I see someone doing single colour woodblock prints I have to ask, have you heard of our lord and saviour: reduction prints? Why rely on lines when you could use COLOURS!?

Serious question: How many different cutting knives do you have at your disposal, and what kind? I'm seeing evidence of two sharp V or deep U gouges? With a shallow U gouge or two you could do some neat stuff with pointillist style dapple-work where linework and crosshatching might a.) not turn out as well as you might imagine on paper and b.) become difficult to manage from a mechanical standpoint as you start ripping chunks out of the wood both parallel and perpendicular to the grain.

As far as sealing goes, I've been using matte clear Minwax polycrylic varnish to seal my drawings to lino and it works great, granted your use for something like that and mine aren't exactly the same. My only other thought would be to make sure you're using the appropriate wood for the job.

Edit: Also if you haven't already, follow the #woodblockprint #woodcutprint #linocut and #reductionprint hashtags on instagram for ideas on how other people tackle the problems you might not know how to ask. The day I followed #reductionprint is the day I got hooked.

I've had my eye on reduction printing for awhile now, but my mind works best in one or two colors so I've been focusing on that. I'm trying to gear up to start selling, so the simpler the better for now. Good call on following the tag, though.

I have a #12 V, a few #9 gouges in various sizes, and a few Japanese gouges that are probably about #5. The V and my 3mm #9 are my workhorses (though I'm probably going to grab a 1mm #9), and I need to get the Japanese gouges sharpened and start using them. The wood has been baltic birch plywood, and it's been a champ. I've been sealing with a coat or two of Elmers, which has made printing easier and might actually be helping keep the wood from splintering.

Cheers

SexyBlindfold
Apr 24, 2008
i dont care how much probation i get capital letters are for squares hehe im so laid back an nice please read my low effort shitposts about the arab spring

thanxs!!!


Crosspostin' from daily doodles - here's a bunch of figure drawing highlights from the last couple of months.












dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

Those colors are boss. Marker?

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

Pick posted:

This is a great tutorial, by the way. I'm not a watercolorist (mostly oils o'er here) but this is a really crisp explanation of how to work well in watercolor. Great work!


EmmyOk posted:

That was a really fun and educational video, I'll definitely be checking out more.


Jack Daniels posted:

Good Goon Art Video.


FunkyAl posted:

Fourth'd on the video, looking forward....to more!

Thanks everyone! Previously my videos have been mostly on animation, and I work full time in animation so I stare at a computer all day so it's really nice to paint on paper for a change!
So nice in fact that I made another video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEhqEE5I3KA

silicone thrills
Jan 9, 2008



Love the watercolor videos!

I'm trying to remember how the heck to oil paint again. I did it alot in college but let the skill slip alot. Here's a tiny landscape-

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


Completed my full-size sketch for a commission for a friend.

A running gag. Jogging through the sex swamp.



Final version is gonna be shaded. There are a few areas with some strange visual tension I'll address when transferring to the final piece.

Trabant
Nov 26, 2011

All systems nominal.


Grimey Drawer

dupersaurus posted:



Could probably nit-pick this until the heat death of the universe, but Iím calling it. But itís the first time Iíve really done a landscape, though, and Iím generally happy with all the textures.

That bit of hatching on the left was ill-advised. A little torn about the clouds but donít know what Iíd do with them.

I honestly don't know whether saying "here's how other people do it" is cool in art, but... here's a couple of examples of clouds in printmaking I thought were cool:

https://www.reddit.com/r/printmakin...ing_blockprint/
https://www.reddit.com/r/printmakin..._spacex_falcon/

But I like yours a lot!

dupersaurus
Aug 1, 2012

Futurism was an art movement where dudes were all 'CARS ARE COOL AND THE PAST IS FOR CHUMPS. LET'S DRAW SOME CARS.'

Trabant posted:

I honestly don't know whether saying "here's how other people do it" is cool in art, but... here's a couple of examples of clouds in printmaking I thought were cool:

https://www.reddit.com/r/printmakin...ing_blockprint/
https://www.reddit.com/r/printmakin..._spacex_falcon/

But I like yours a lot!

The Reference God always appreciates new tributes

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


Finished up this commission today.

A running gag, jogging through the sex swamp. 5x7 ink on bristol.



Happy enough with it. Didn't wanna overrun my time/price budget.

Skoora
Sep 29, 2009


Got a new little sketchbook

Skoora fucked around with this message at Sep 19, 2018 around 04:00

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further

Crossposted from daily drawing.

Here is another sketch for a new mural I am working on.

Zoben
Oct 3, 2001


Figure drawing with crowquill and ink wash, got kinda trippy with the lines

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FunkyAl
Mar 28, 2010

Your vitals soar.


im getting some money to paint an image on a car hood whivh is something ive not done before! i want to do it sort of like a reduction print, i have four colors i want to "stencil" on to the car...dpes anyone have suggestions for what a good material to create a stencil like that is

Duck Party
Feb 26, 2013

There ain't no Party like a Duck Party

I made another one of these videos. This time I used a weird limited palette.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE2QJHjixtI

dog nougat
Apr 8, 2009

Cawtion Ham


FunkyAl posted:

im getting some money to paint an image on a car hood whivh is something ive not done before! i want to do it sort of like a reduction print, i have four colors i want to "stencil" on to the car...dpes anyone have suggestions for what a good material to create a stencil like that is

Car hoods are pretty big. It might be easier to freehand it on carefully. If that's not an option, I recall fabric stores having adhesive vinyl rolls. Not sure of the cost for a roll, but that might be another option worth exploring. The adhesive might leave residue behind though. Taping together sheets of newsprint might work, but getting it to lay flat could be tricky without using an adhesive.

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

Duck Party posted:

I made another one of these videos. This time I used a weird limited palette.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE2QJHjixtI

I enjoy watching your videos. The production is very nice and I enjoy the low-key tone.

I know it's your job, but I'd love a video on story-boarding in the future.

Keep up the good work!

Sir Mat of Dickie
Jul 19, 2012

"There is no solitude greater than that of the samurai unless it be that of a tiger in the jungle... perhaps..."


Duck Party posted:

I made another one of these videos. This time I used a weird limited palette.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE2QJHjixtI


Franchescanado posted:

I enjoy watching your videos. The production is very nice and I enjoy the low-key tone.

I know it's your job, but I'd love a video on story-boarding in the future.

Keep up the good work!

Agreed, I might try watercolor because of your videos (I've been practicing with pen and ink lately).

Franchescanado
Feb 23, 2013

If it wasn't for disappointment,
I wouldn't have any appointment.


Grimey Drawer

Sir Mat of Dickie posted:

Agreed, I might try watercolor because of your videos (I've been practicing with pen and ink lately).

Do it. I've been using watercolors for a few years now, and they're my go-to medium now.

Jack Daniels
Nov 14, 2002


Slippery Tilde

Duck Party posted:

I made another one of these videos. This time I used a weird limited palette.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE2QJHjixtI

Good Goon Art.

Angrymog
Jan 29, 2012

Really Madcats

I don't do a lot of art, but our local art society were doing an 'Art on the seafront' event this weekend, and having made the mistake of talking to artists on the Saturday, they persuaded me to come along on the Sunday.



My perspective is terrible, and I overworked the chalk between the legs of the sea fort, On the other hand, I don't do a lot of large stuff, and don't do chalks and pastels at all.

Flavius Aetass
Mar 30, 2011

what is a "turpm"? [flings his lone star aside]

UUULAAAAAAAAAAAA

FluxFaun
Apr 7, 2010




couldn't find a fabric thread so I'm puttin this here instead




I've taken up cross stitch! I have no idea what I'm doing but I like it!

sigma 6
Nov 27, 2004

the mirror would do well to reflect further



Inktober 2018

Sylvia Ji homage.

PITT warm gray brush pens with white jellroll ink on top.

Flavius Aetass
Mar 30, 2011

what is a "turpm"? [flings his lone star aside]

I haven't made a painting in over a year now and although I keep having ideas and buying supplies, when it comes time to sit down and do it I always find something else to do instead.

I feel like my standards have finally exceeded my ability and I'm afraid to try anymore.

How do you all deal with that?

lofi
Apr 2, 2018



Draw till it passes.

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Crocobile
Dec 2, 2006


SexyBlindfold posted:

Crosspostin' from daily doodles - here's a bunch of figure drawing highlights from the last couple of months.




These are great! I've personally got a bit of work to do in learning and practicing muscles/anatomy/landmarks and I really love how you indicated the back muscles on this one. Really beautiful stuff, you made it look effortless.

I managed to get some pet commissions on wood panels (acrylic) so here's a couple cats I painted!




...I've also been taking a figure painting class and slowly learning oils, but I'll post those another time.

Crocobile fucked around with this message at Nov 10, 2018 around 05:02

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