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Return of the Telecaster Robot

Initial sketch of the new telecaster robot

Initial sketch of the new telecaster robot

This past weekend I tried to spend some time working on new designs. I’m a little burned out on the motorcycle print designs (and I don’t have the ink and paper to print it anyway) so I went back to something familiar: Guitar Playing Robots. In this case it’s a Telecaster Robot. Continue reading

Hand Embellished Prints

Last week I embarked on something a bit new for me: Hand Embellished Prints. The idea is that you create a screen printed image and then enhance it with additional artwork, writing, whatever. It’s an idea I had once upon a time, but until somewhat recently didn’t know was practiced and accepted in the print community. My spin is a little different. Here’s how they came to be.

Acetate tracing

Traced gesture drawing on acetate

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Process: Guitar Playing Robot Final Chapter

At last the time has come to present the Guitar Playing Robot print! Nearly a year in the making, here is the final result and some thoughts and notes on the process.

Full-size actual print

Mom models the Guitar Playing Robot print for the camera

Note: This is Part Four of a process post. For earlier posts see Process: Digital Art Editing of the Guitar Playing RobotProcess: What Counts As Cheating When Making Art?, and Process: Editing Separations (Again) For Print.

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Blocking being done in Illustrator

Process: Editing Separations (Again) For Print

Guitar playing robot closeup

Figure 1. Close up of The Guitar Playing Robot print in it’s nearly final state

Note: This is Part Three of a process post. For earlier posts see Process: Digital Art Editing of the Guitar Playing Robot and Process: What Counts As Cheating When Making Art?

Three months! That’s how long I’ve been editing separations on this image and making little adjustments to it. Mind you I’ve got a full-time job and house to maintain and I’ve been working on some other art projects in the meantime. As disgusted as I am with my slow progress, I’m rather glad I didn’t call this done three months ago. To refresh your memory, here’s what it looked like then: Continue reading