Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Still playing with simple monoprints, (lino cuts - are these considered monoprints?) I'm still amazed how much an image can change by switching out colors, playing with pattern, and layering elements while keeping the main graphic element the same.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 3:41 PM
Monday, March 28, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
If you look back at my Portrait Lab from March 8, I've been working (or trying to work out) ways to translate some portraits into a print form - woodblock and/or lino. Here are my first *very crude* attempts at lino printing, and I can say I have a whole new appreciation for this art form. I recently visited the Walter J Phillips show at the AGA, and was taken with how beautiful his woodblock prints are. It was inspiring.
Needless to point out, my prints look nothing like his. More like the inbred-toothless-distant relative.
Often around this time of year, it feels as though Spring will never arrive. It's snowing right now, in fact. And here's the *proof*
(sorry for the bad pun. but not really)
Posted by Karen Klassen at 1:23 PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In February I wrapped up a really fun job with Juice Creative and Bankers Hall. I did the illustrations for Bankers Hall 2011 campaign, which included a train wrap and portraits of the merchants (see blog entries for Portrait Lab 4 through 19). Here are a few snaps of the train, as well as interior transit cards. The merchant portraits will be used in various forms of advertising throughout the year, including magazine ads, in-mall posters, Weather Network ads, etc. My first thought when seeing the banner on the Weather Network was "Why does that look so familiar?" Followed by a long "Ohhh!" More like d-oh.
Posted by Karen Klassen at 2:17 PM