Art & Type - Traditional
Various art produced entirely by hand.
Triangle. Circle. Square. The three shapes of the universe Add time and you have a spiral. This is according to classic teachings of Shinto.
 
This was actually a rather large work which measured a bit over three feet wide. This picture was taken before I trimmed it on the horizontal which really emphasized the flow of the lines.
The first pipe image with Einstein quote.
 
This print (10"x15") was made with pencil, watercolour, and letraset type on LetraMax coldpress illustration board.
After the proof of concept, as seen above, I produced a linocut of the pipe and then this first test print. After printing the pipe I hand coloured (watercolour) the pipe and added the quote with Letraset type. Shortly after this image was produced I a became a member of a letterpress CoOp and produced a short run of images (an example of which can be seen in the "Letterpress" collection).
The only picture of this painting I can find is this one which is frustrating as the yellowish wall and lighting hides the realistic texturing of the stones. This is watercolour and ink, with freehand brush work text, on Cresent coldpress illustration board.
This is the second to the last sketch, at this point nearly a finished drawing, done as part of the process in making a manuscript/scroll page. The final, as seen below, was produced on vegetable parchment with gouache pigment.
 
The calligraphy on the page was done by a friend, before the presentation of the page to another friend as an award. This was all for a friend who is an active participant in the SCA. Though I am not a member of the society I did want to contribute something for the award which was a really big deal.
 
I kept the manuscript as accurate as possible from the materials to the motifs and colours of the late 1400s and early 1500s.
The final image in its frame.
Not just a linocut print (9"x12") of a shinto guardian, but it also the first linocut image I undertook to make.
First, my apologies for the slight blur of this picture, sadly this painting was finished just before the deadline and I had to rush it to the client and I did not double check the quality of the photo.
 
This is was finsihed in qouache and watercolour over light pencil on Cresent coldpress illustration board. It is a visual portral of Kafka's short story "The Country Doctor" as mapped to the symbology of the Kabbalistic tree.
 
(I left the keyboard of the 15" Macbook pro at the top of the image for scale.)
Art & Type - Traditional
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Art & Type - Traditional

Various illustrations and painting done entirely by hand.
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