07 July 2009

Birthday Prints

A collection of prints for my Anonymous brother, who has owned and loved German Shepherds for a long time (and who could have a Corgi if he'd only ask...).

For his birthday - only a little late - Hey, the prints are in the mail. Or will be. Soon. Honest.















Woodblock print, 4x6 inch, carved from Shina plywood, printed with lamp black water-soluble ink, hand-rubbed on Japanese Masa paper with a bamboo baren.













(Excuse the crookedness and cut off side of the prints, they were a tad too big to fit on my scanner. Only nipped a half inch of the GSD's tail, though)






















8x10 inch Lino print carved from Battleship linoleum, printed with lamp black water-soluble ink, hand-rubbed on Japanese Masa paper with a bamboo baren, hand colored with watercolors.











Because one, or even two German Shepherds are never enough...






















8x10 inchLino print carved from Battleship linoleum, printed with lamp black water-soluble ink, hand-rubbed on Japanese Masa paper with a bamboo baren, hand colored with watercolors.











And a GSD head, uncolored.





















8x10 inch Lino print carved from Battleship linoleum, printed with lamp black water-soluble ink, hand-rubbed on Japanese Masa paper with a bamboo baren.


Happy Birthday, Bro.

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4 comments:

Carla said...

Very handsome. I admire your talent.

Constance said...

Thanks - They are nice dogs. A bit taller than Corgi's, however...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful,thank you!

Looking forward to receiving them and maybe displaying them at Ms Moose' country camp,where I double as "Kato Kaelin"

Good timing too,as I am getting a "loaner" German Shepherd tomorrow to watch for a week.

Constance said...

Anon, You'll have to mat and frame them, but... easier to mail unmatted. :) I need to do a print of Anubis also. Tell Frankie to pose nice and send me a pic, so he can be infamous too