My newest print is one of my favorites so far, and a good example of how I am improving over time with these prints as I do them. This one is of the Unova legendaries, revolving around the fact that they represent the concept of Yin, Yang, and Wuji (Zekrom, Reshiram, and Kyurem respectively). I included both black and white kyurem in this to celebrate the release of the new games this weekend in the States.
I drew this print while waiting for my grandfather to get out of triple-bypass surgery, haha. It was good stress relief for 6 hours to draw this out and then later carve it.
You can also catch a glimpse of me pulling the print in action here! [link]
My next print is going to be of a fan favorite; Charizard!
Title is: We Picked Up The Shards and Formed Them Into Shapes of Stars. Copper plate etching, bone black ink on Japanese Mulberry paper. This one has alot of scraping and burnishing in it to get the stars to glow like I wanted them to. It wasn't too hard to make, but it does take awhile to print compared to my other plates. It was also the first print I made of the star series but the 8th print in the series.
Phew. Haven't done aquatint in two years, so it was nice to have a go at that again. This method was different from the conventional resin method I've used before, this plate had an airbrushed acrylic surface. Using this method, I noticed one massive pro: the lineart didn't disappear, as opposed to with the old method, with which you would essentially be doing a blind drawing in the end.
Another test print for work that I did for myself. For this one I tried mixing the colours on the silk screen as I applied the ink to the shirt in hopes of a gradient effect without using halftones. It kind of worked, but I think I may have applied to much ink and washed out some of the finer details. Next time I'll try less strokes with the squigee and hopefully keep more of the details.
So happy with this print, I can't even. *__* This is best viewed fullscreen, though it is a long print. 7" x 17" inches, to be exact!
Obviously, this is of Rayquaza, holding the red and blue orbs far up into the atmosphere, the true ruler of the world's weather. This is probably my favorite print to date, and a sure sign that what is coming down the road from this print project, is sure to just get better and better~.