New Art Inspirations

So much good stuff happening in the creative world lately. These 3D printing/drawing pens blow my mind. I want one!¬†Unfortunately this one isn’t shipping until December, but I’ve just bought the 3Doodler and I cannot wait to get it. I have so many ideas for it.

This is so beautiful. Super inspiring in its emotion and technique. Good art.

And then there’s this guy who has really playful photography work called Moon Games. Some of it is really silly and some of it is quite poignent. Most if it just seems really fun.

Samantha Keely Smith‘s abstract ocean paintings just blow me away. They are so gorgeous. I want one for over my bed.

Samantha Keely Smith



Linocut sailboat

Here’s my second stab at linocuts – my favorite ole sailboat on the sea.

linocut sailboat linocut sailboat linocut print of a sailboat

I need to get better at my technique… I hope I am not spoiling the surprise, but someone requested something handmade for Christmas and they just may be getting a print…

Taking a stab at linocuts

A few weeks ago I went over to Atlantis art supply and picked up a few art supplies. Among them were some tools to make linocuts.

I’ve been interested in print making for a little while and wanted to try it out. I made this drawing of a wave and decided to give it a go.

linocut waves

When you make a linocut, you gouge out the places where you don’t want ink. Although my original drawing shows the waves dark, I thought I would try to just cut out my lines. Afterall, when a wave breaks, it’s quite foamy and white.

linocut process linocut process linocut process linocut process linocut process

It was definitely trickier than I had imagined! I think there’s a certain style of image that it lend itself to more readily. Here’s the second one I’ve drawn up to try…

linocut next