Smiling Moon (Color) Ink and tissue paper, 2014.
I did a chine colle style version of my “Smiling Moon” image, which I carved in 2013. It’s based on my niece, and so this being the best print of it, will go to her mom as a birthday present.
*My niece loves umbrellas, is a pisces, and has Moon in her name, so you kinda got to know her to get it :)
Just some insight into my process….
The block I printed from had been carved a while ago and I’m glad I finally put aside the time (along with gathering the materials) to make these prints this weekend.
As for carving the block, it’s only about 4.5x 6.4 inches… but do you know how many Nerdist Podcasts I listened to while carving it?
Rufous Hummingbird. Ink and tissue paper, 2014.
My first attempt at chine colle (a printmaking process that uses tissue paper to add a pop of color). This is one of the many hummingbirds I found on my walks, nestled on a palm frond. I’m pretty sure it was a Rufous, but I’ll admit, I’m not an expert on birds.
Made some progress on an art project I started last fall, I’m gonna nickname it “observations of Whittier wildlife”. Made a couple more ink drawings and prints from some of my favorite sketches and photos taken during my frequent walks in October. I see no end in sight for this project, and that’s probably a good thing.
Sharpie and India ink sketch.
Just a sampling of some of the type of sketching I’ve been doing these past two weeks.
The Gate Door. Block print, ink on paper, 2013. Sylvia Lopez.
Evie Tiptoed, block print, ink, paper, 2013.
Her Compass, ink on paper, block print, 2013. Sylvia Lopez.
She Ran Without Knowing. Block Print, ink on paper, 2013.
Another one from the short story series, this was the first one I did.
Shadows Fly Across Her Skin. Block print, ink, on paper, 2013. Sylvia Lopez.
This one is my favorite of a current series of illustrations I made for a short story my friend is publishing. Hopefully soon, I can have more information on the book this story is being published in, I still don’t even know the title yet!
Using my vacation days wisely…. yesterday, I finished carving the last block for the short story illustrations.
So I know I’ve been quiet lately (art-wise) but I’ve been busy, I swear! I am currently working on some illustrations for a book of short stories my friend is publishing, I’ve just been working really slow, what with a part time job, an internship, and always being sick (thanks to working with the little ones).
Anyway, here’s a preview of three of the prints I’m working on. These are just the test prints and I hope to have a lot of things improved before showing you the final results.
Smiling Moon. Ink on paper.
I love making block prints, here’s one I’ve been working on for the past week. I’m working on other prints as well for another friend’s book, but this one was for myself and inspired by an idea of my brother’s.
Chase and the Fallen Angel. Acrylic on paper, 2012.
Here is an illustration for a book cover from last year. I’m currently working on the back cover since the author is now able to have the book printed! I’m really excited for him. You can find out more about the book on Amazon and Nook. Some people have been mentioning the “creepy cover”, which has delighted me to no end. If you read the story it makes sense though.