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« 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.


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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2008 02:13:37 PM »

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

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

Oh, wonderful!
I love the drawings of the monsters.

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« 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

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I love your monsters! You should be a children's book illustrator!
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008 04:07:32 PM »

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

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« 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!

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« 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?
« 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

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