Archive for October, 2011

Limited Edition Variants of Driven and Drive Woodblock Prints

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Not only are my woodblock prints limited editions, but my limited editions have limited variants!

Oh, heck yeah!

Both the Drive and Driven prints that I finished over the last couple days each have two variants.

Powerful Pink Variants

One fourth (numbers 9 through 12) of each edition of prints is the Powerful Pink variant:

Driven Woodblock Print Powerful Pink Variant

Driven Woodblock Print, 4x6, Powerful Pink Variant

Drive Woodblock Print Powerful Pink Variant

Drive Woodblock Print, 4x6, Powerful Pink Variant

Cool Blue Variants

One fourth (numbers 13 through 16) of each edition of prints is the Cool Blue variant:

Driven Woodblock Print Cool Blue Variant

Driven Woodblock Print, 4x6, Cool Blue Variant

Drive Woodblock Print Cool Blue Variant

Drive Woodblock Print, 4x6, Cool Blue Variant

New Print: Drive

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Operation: Night Fire continues. Here’s the latest print, nice and complete:

Drive, 4x6 woodblock print

Drive, 4x6 woodblock print

This series started with a single print that I carved months ago, but I have been adding to the idea, following through, completing the drive train.

Coming up, did I mention the limited variants?!?!

New Print: Driven, and Operation: Night Fire.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Hot off the press (ie. my work station) is this brand new print. Or brand old print, if you’ve been keeping tabs here.

Anyway, I printed the edition, and have a nice new stack of prints. They look delightful!

Here’s the regular version:

Driven, 4x6 woodblock print

Driven, 4x6 woodblock print

The name of the print is Driven. I tried to make this image a reflection of how it feels to be compelled by something that you don’t quite feel like you have control over. Or it is a cool picture of a dude with a gear instead of a brain. Or maybe it is a comment on our modern times, except replace “modern times” with “industrial revolution”.

That’s the thing with art. You get to decide what it means to you, I just get to be the supplier.

Speaking of supply and demand and commerce and all things great about America, these will be on sale! Soon.

I just want to finish up this series of prints first.

This also means that this print is the first in a series of related prints. I started printing the next one yesterday, plan to finish it up this week.

I decided that I like working in series, so a lot of the work for Operation: Night Fire is being done as a series.

Operation: Night Fire

I function pretty much in binary. I’m either doing nothing, or scheming. Operation: Night Fire is my latest scheme. And it’s a good one. Ambitious. Waaaaay too much work. But, hey, it’s either that or do nothing. Like I said, binary.

I can’t quite tell you what Operation: Night Fire is quite yet, because I’ve learned not to explain my schemes until they’re already complete.

(You’d think I would have learned this from Ozymandias all those years ago when I first read Watchmen, but I didn’t)

So, clearly I let slip that Operation: Night Fire exists, the time isn’t right to fill you in on the details though. I need to finish it first.

I’ll tell you this, it’s gonna be freakin’ cool.


Monday, October 17th, 2011


My order of paper from McClain’s arrived packed in enough cardboard to make a fort.

So I did.

Current project’s hanging there in the background.

That’s all.