Steamroller Printing and the October Print Round-Up!

Hello everyone.  During the month of October I didn’t do a great job of posting much of anything.  And while I have not been posting, I have been printing. So, I will today finally post all the printmakerly goodness of the past month in what I am calling the October Print Round-Up, or alternately, the Limited Edition Print ‘n’ Post 2013 Blog and Pony Show Champagne Jamboree: Secret of the Oooze!*

*The secret is printmaking.

First, a simple screen print done with paper stencils.

This is my cat, Gary.  and while this print may make it look like he's winking, he is actually missing an eye.  So he's kind of like a pirate, except he has no interest in doubloons, and just between you and me, his sword fighting abilities are shit.

This is my cat, Gary. While this print may make it look like he’s winking, he is actually missing an eye. So he’s kind of like a pirate, except he has no interest in doubloons, and just between you and me, his sword fighting abilities are terrible.

Next, a reduction woodcut in the style of a tarot card.  Liar2 Liar1

Ok, so are you ready for the good stuff? The high point of the month was definitely this oversized block I carved for the Taste the Arts Festival in Visalia.  The print was a giant periodic table printed via steamroller.

The block during carving.

The block during carving.

The block getting inked up.

The block getting inked up.

Prepping for the steamroller.

Prepping for the steamroller.

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Steamroller printing!

Steamroller printing!

The final product!

The final product!  I’m pretty stoked on this print.  The tendonitis flare-up was totally worth it.

PeriodicTable3 PeriodicTable4

And finally, my most recent print and the last print of the month, a little dry point.

This is a view of College Ten on the Campus of UC Santa Cruz, where I first studied printmaking.

This image is a view of College Ten on the campus of UC Santa Cruz, where I first studied printmaking.

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