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In high school I got my first exposure to linoleum block printing, using just black ink. I got a second taste of it in college a few years ago as a small edition of 3-5 prints with 3 layers. It would seem that these projects have resonated with me as I have gone and ordered all of the supplies that I need to start printing at home. In fact, I am in the middle of an edition of prints right now.

Prints in Progress by kirigakurenohaku

As of writing this, I have 3 layers of blue and 2 layers of green down, with additional green, red, and black layers to add. It takes a couple of days for the ink to dry enough to lay down another layer, so it will be a week or two before I have some finished images to share. I hope you all enjoy; I anticipate that there will be many more prints to come as the months go by.

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Armoire Mimic
Mimic. Fake. Imposter. While they go by many names, the behavior of these shape-changing creatures remains the same: they pose as ordinary objects that tempt their curious or greedy prey to come close. Once in range, they reveal a toothy maw with an appetite to match.

This sculpt is sized for use with tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder, and fits well on a 30mm base. The original was made using Green Stuff sculpting putty and polymer clay, and duplicates have been made with a silicone mould.

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Social Circle
This set of linocut prints presents an aquatic community comprised of a Betta, a school of neon tetra, and a cherry shrimp on a leaf of anubias. The larger of the prints is seven inches in diameter while the smaller two are each two inches in diameter.

These sets of prints were produced using a reductive technique which involves using the same blocks for each layer, carved further with each layer added. In this manner the blocks are destroyed during the process, meaning that a second edition will not be possible. There are 12 each of the smaller prints and 22 of the larger, (with two AP prints used to test the colors mixed).

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Social Circle WIP 04
8 of 9 layers are done: 3 blues, 3 greens, and 2 reds. These linocuts require only some black lines cut in to emphasize the subjects’ forms before printing is complete.
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Social Circle WIP 03
6 of 9 layers are complete. 3 layers of green have been added atop the blue to bring the anubias and Java moss to life, and the first layer of red is about to be included.
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Damien Allen
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MalthusWolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the support! Much appreciated. :)
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RuffleTruffle Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Do you do custom mouse cursor icons or no? Theyre soo cool! :D If so, how much?
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kirigakurenohaku Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I've played with the idea, however I haven't decided on anything concrete. I don't know that I presently have the time to flesh out a complete set.
Was there something in particular that you were looking for?
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RuffleTruffle Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Something maybe similar to the My Little Pony ones you've done, but of my OC Carmela? ^^"" Was just curious is all
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farahin001 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day to you.Clap 
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