here’s benny. in a toupee.
Found this at work today. Not going to give me nightmares.
Death among the Thistles
hello your prints are amazing, im a printmaker to. i was wondering ive done linoleum all my life but whats a good wood that won't chip
Thanks a bunch!I use Poplar and MDF, since everything else gets pricey pretty quickly.
Pretty much, I use MDF (medium density fiberboard) for most everything. Some people hate it, but it seems good to me. Easy to carve, and it comes in 8x4ft sheets from Lowes Home Improvement for $25-$35. And they will cut it down for you. The only thing it is that it get WRECKED by water. So, when all carving is done, I use a 50/50 mix of shellac and isopropol (rubbing) alcohol. 3 coats all over, and it’s good to go.
3 in-progress woodcuts. Plus a size comparison.
WIP 8ft woodcut
A woman today told me that I look exactly like “That Bobby Downey, Jr, guy. He was in that movie ‘Rust-Man.’” So…obviously she knew what was going on.
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Sababu, 2012. Copperplate engraving, 12” x 18”
After the black rhino who once lived at the San Antonio Zoo.
"Poisons" reduction woodcut
Almost done. 6 layer reduction woodcut.
Benny turns 8 pretty soon. Here he was the first day we got him. That’s my sister-in-law’s ferret cage, by the way. Not Benny’s cage. And when I would work, he would get in my hood and go to sleep. He still does that, but he’s too big for me to work, so I just stand, bent over, for half an hour while he naps. BEST. PAL. EVER.