windowtoart "Graphics": Prints 2 Prints 3 Shading Tempera Color Graphics Choices
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Graphic arts, a favorite of mine, was always a favorite activity. Presented below are National Scholastic Art Award entrants, silver, gold key, regional and national graphic awards.
All the following blocks were 12" X 18" in size. Being large and very flexible required 2 additional hands to help place the block over the paper in successive color printings. Several "proofs" (trial prints) were encouraged of each stage before reduction cutting continued.
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The many beautiful color blends of this entered print were practised at each cutting stage. It is simple in linear design and textures very nicely effect distance in their application.
This gold key award was selected for National competion. It has a fantasy flavor, monochromatic color and fine texture sculpting and shading the body.
This was a great drawing as well as a print. With excellent drawing skills this novice executed tool cutting that resulted in a gold key award.
As a "1st time" graphic experience this young man won top Regional category award. Its delicate, very controlled cutting was outstanding.
In this technique, all blocks are printed on a variety of textured and colored background papers. Wrapping and wall papers, tissue and origami papers, Japanese silk paper, etc., are some of the many surfaces to use for printing. A variety of prints in many colors/textures should be made for each stage.
When the color printing is completed, the final prints are made by selecting one background as the base layer. Individual parts of the design are cut from the rest with interesting color arrangements the primary concern. Print alignment is very easy to match and several different compositions can be created. It's a very exciting method, full of diverse color opportunities and fun to do.
A novice printer succeeded in this collage organized work. Printed on 5 different backgrounds, the bird intertwines with floral and textural shapes. In competition it received a silver key award. It was her first experience in block printing.
This is an "interval" collage, where background spaces outline and surround individual shapes. The print was spliced unevenly, pieces were rearranged to create a new interpretation of the original still-life print. Two prints were used. His gold key award went on to National competition.
| Not all work is accepted in competition and in Prints 3, you'll see great work the judges missed! But then as we all know, excellence in many things in life is not often rewarded.|
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