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« on: November 12, 2013 03:16:56 PM »

These are prints of my totem skull lino's and I really had fun with the colors. I'm not exactly happy with the teal, but I love the yellow color, and I will try to make a lighter purple. The pattern I did on them were inspired by totem poles, I really enjoyed carving these. I've been on a skull kick this semester in printmaking.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013 06:36:52 PM »

I love this!  You did a really nice job.  They really look like totem animal skulls.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013 09:04:30 AM »

This is way cool!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013 10:43:05 AM »

Super sweet. The horns on each are so much fun.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013 09:41:11 AM »

very cool, I think the horns are fabulous too!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013 01:05:35 PM »

I love this!  You did a really nice job.  They really look like totem animal skulls.

Thank you very much! Glad you enjoy them. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013 01:05:54 PM »

This is way cool!

Thank you! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013 01:06:32 PM »

Super sweet. The horns on each are so much fun.

Aww thank you! They were fun to carve. :3
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2013 01:07:37 PM »

very cool, I think the horns are fabulous too!

Thank you so much! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013 02:04:48 PM »

How unusual to stack the skulls like that. They look really neat. And looks like you are very good at carving, and laying down the ink. I like your colors, but purple is my fave, so I look forward to seeing more of these in that color, when you get the chance.  Wink Black head, purple belly, red shoes?

New idea, and forgive me if I am asking a dumb question. The lino we did in Middle School was all done by hand. Not sure what your technique is...but can you ink the lino half and half? Like say, half the head is one color, half another? you could then color block with six colors, instead of three. Just a thought. Your challenge for the day!

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2013 06:22:45 PM »

How unusual to stack the skulls like that. They look really neat. And looks like you are very good at carving, and laying down the ink. I like your colors, but purple is my fave, so I look forward to seeing more of these in that color, when you get the chance.  Wink Black head, purple belly, red shoes?

New idea, and forgive me if I am asking a dumb question. The lino we did in Middle School was all done by hand. Not sure what your technique is...but can you ink the lino half and half? Like say, half the head is one color, half another? you could then color block with six colors, instead of three. Just a thought. Your challenge for the day!

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Thank you!
Yeah you can ink the lino half and half. I just feel like using that many colors will make it too busy. I'm sure other people like it that way, but I like it simpler. XD

Errr, maybe a tie dye effect can be done. But I think it'd be more difficult.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013 01:55:50 PM »

These are amazing!  How long does it take you to carve one skull?
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2014 12:11:50 AM »

These are amazing!  How long does it take you to carve one skull?

I actually don't remember how long it took me to carve each one. o.o
I assume 1+ hrs, might have been longer, but I lost track of time when I carve. XD
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