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Block Print Animations

 

I’m trying to get better at reduction block printing…a technique for making multi-colored prints, using one block. It forces me to think a little bit different about how I design and carve…which is good, but sometimes a little frustrating.

I’m also learning to make animations. I thought it would be cool to give motion to some of my most recent reduction block prints.

 

 

I really love mixing old with new technologies. What do you think?

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2 Color Linocuts – Animated

I love it when I get a chance to combine traditional printmaking with modern art tools. I am learning to sculpt, model and animate with a 3D program, called Blender. I thought it would be interesting to see if I could use the program to animate a 2D image (like one of my latest linocuts). Here are some examples:

 

 

I’ve learned a lot through these exercises, and think the animation gives you all a new way to experience printmaking. What do you think?

 

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Fiona the baby Hippo

I have fallen in love with Fiona, the baby hippo at the Cincinnati zoo. So I decided to make a short animation to celebrate her first swim in the big pool. My busy sister even had time to make an original song to play in the background. You can learn more about her music here: http://www.jaxmusicteacher.com. You can see more of my short animations in my animation gallery or follow me on instagram, where I have been sharing a lot nowadays.