A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 297,220
Currently Running With Scissors:
600 Guests and 28 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 2 3 [All]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: MONSTERS! my printamking final  (Read 3305 times)
Tags for this thread: monster  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
tashaduckman
« on: April 15, 2008 02:07:25 PM »

I made this last year for my printmaking final, and I finally ot it back from the professor! Everyone in the class had to make a book based on the theme "Monsters". Everyone interpreted the theme differently...but I went a more literal route, using it as an excuse to make a buncha cutesy monster prints. The book has six sections, and five front and back wood cut prints in each section. This took forever, but I was so happy with it! Sorry the pics are a little rushed. Photography is obviously not my thing.

Here is the cover of the book, I actually used this piece of wood to do one of the prints inside:


This is the title page:


My idea was to at first have just parts of the monster showing:


And then once the "light" came on, you'd see the whole monster:


I tried to have the patterns in the backgrounds go with the look of the monster, like this skinny tall guy and the stripes:



Here are the other monsters. There are tons more pages, but that would take too many pictures! This gives you an idea.
Emo Monster


Fluffy cute monster

Hehe, little devil monsters

And I though this one looked kinda like a cow. A cyclops...bipedal cow.








THIS ROCKS   Logged

You dream of colors that have never been made
You imagine songs that have never been played
They will try to buy you and your mind
But only the curious have something to find
-Nickel Creek
nofury
Offline Offline

Posts: 1548
Joined: 18-May-2005

With every breath of honesty, I strip before you.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008 02:13:37 PM »

Great work! Beautifully done. It's honestly a masterpiece!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects in 2009! 26/50
Flickr!
Wist!
"We are all trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why." --K. Vonnegut
bunsenhoneydew13
copacetic
Offline Offline

Posts: 484
Joined: 14-Jan-2008

superherogirl.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2008 02:28:29 PM »

the little cyclops one reminds me of Mike from Monsters, Inc.  I love all of the monsters you've shown us and I think that whoever gets to see that in person is really very lucky!  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
italianchildhood
Offline Offline

Posts: 2180
Joined: 26-Jul-2007

Ti canteremo noi cipressi i cori...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008 02:29:15 PM »

Oh, wonderful!
I love the drawings of the monsters.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://YouCraft.org ... free crafts classifieds
... with lots of cute things listed
Puppy_girl
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4385
Joined: 08-Jul-2004

Sewing skills now available in Mii form!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2008 02:53:48 PM »

oo that's really cool!  and the monsters are so cute!

it's also making me even more excited for the beginning printmaking class i'm taking next semester.   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Some people look at porn on the internet...I'm looking at yarn." - Me

my artsy blog
me and my boyfriend's food blog
panul
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008 03:03:25 PM »

I love your monsters! You should be a children's book illustrator!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
suitcase2space
Suffering from an artistic temperament since 1983
Offline Offline

Posts: 226
Joined: 05-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008 04:07:32 PM »

I love your monsters, they are so cute! Are they all woodblock prints?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Do you say 'yes' to a single desire? Oh, my friends, then you say 'yes' to all pain.
roxybadoxy
Offline Offline

Posts: 4707
Joined: 01-Aug-2005

Glcklich mich


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008 04:43:14 PM »

that is so ridiculously awesome! did you feel that shaking?! that was my mind blowing away! ahaha! you did such a great job on this. very professional and cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

please help some animals by clicking here!
OH! and there are other tabs so you can do more helpful things. YAY!!
Onion
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008 09:28:04 PM »

Just so amazing - from the monster designs to the page colorings. It's all top notch. What kind of binding is this beauty held together with?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
PurpleHeather
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008 12:08:28 AM »

Aw - this is fantastic - I love the vibrant colours and your monsters have such personality Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kjlutz
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5456
Joined: 23-May-2007

Wherever you've been, He's been there


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008 05:16:53 AM »

Wow, what a wonderful book.
I love your prints. 
I love your monsters.
What can I say... You Rock.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

Currently drowning in the sea called PhD.

Interested in swapping for I-Spy Quilt Squares and Scraps.
Rakuette
i make pottery!
Offline Offline

Posts: 638
Joined: 29-Apr-2005

i <3 midtown


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2008 07:28:09 AM »

i love your monsters!!!!
excellent craftsmanship!

THIS ROCKS   Logged

personal blog- http://rakuette.blogspot.com/
my stuff for sale- http://Rakuette.etsy.com
365 craft- http://365craft.blogspot.com
365 clay- http://365clay.blogspot.com

i would like to be a swap angel
a) it's a good thing to do
b) i have 5 swaps from 3 years ago that i
would like to make up
rosesanplacebos
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008 10:10:18 AM »

Those are wonderful!
I'm totally dying over the emo guy and the fluffy guy.
SOooooOO cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

violette28
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2008 12:10:46 PM »

This is awesome. I can tell its really well made.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
morefatthanfiber
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2008 12:34:49 PM »

This is FANTASTIC!!!!  I mean, truly, extremely professional, would make an incredible picture book!!!  Its awesome!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
katiekutthroat
one sassy southern crafter.. not for the easily offended
Offline Offline

Posts: 3491
Joined: 19-Jan-2007

Thin line between adorable and appalling!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2008 04:15:41 PM »

that is very cute. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kaishabackwards
I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1750
Joined: 24-Dec-2007

My eyes are nothing like the sun.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2008 06:20:15 PM »

This is great!!  I hope you got a good grade!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

BeadHead
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2008 06:59:31 PM »

i looooove it!
that is so cute.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

narhloki
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2008 07:49:50 PM »

excellent work! what a fun assignment!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

tashaduckman
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2008 07:55:15 PM »

Thank you everybody! I'm glad people like it as much as I do, it was the funnest school project I think I've ever done.

To the person who asked, it's coptic bound. I tried to get a picture of the bounded edge, but I really am awful at photography and could not get a clear shot.

Also, every page is a woodblock print. Except for the lightbulbs, which were done like monotypes...basically drawn in on top of the wood cuts.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

You dream of colors that have never been made
You imagine songs that have never been played
They will try to buy you and your mind
But only the curious have something to find
-Nickel Creek
Solipsist87
Offline Offline

Posts: 78
Joined: 08-Feb-2007

I'm a leaf on the wind...watch how I soar.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2008 08:02:30 PM »

AWESOME! It reminds me of that Rugrats episode when Tommy is at Susie's house and she has The Book of Monsters and then of course chaos. Sorry for my dork moment, I think the book rocks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!
-Bob Marley
kelsabee
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2008 10:49:06 PM »

this should be published. seriously.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 2 3 [All] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Use the Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS3
How to Use the Magic Wand Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS3
How to Use the Lasso Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS3
How to Use the Double Life of Selections in Adobe Photoshop CS3
How to Utilize the Selection Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS3
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Molded Hot Glue
More Amazing Matchboxes
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.