'Sprouting Bulbs' Woodblock Print

 

This design was originally created by guest artist Natalie Hall. We're so grateful to be working with Natalie, a very talented illustrator and tattoo artist from LA. Seriously, check out her work! Her lovely Bulbasaur sketch design has translated beautifully into this woodblock print. 

 

This item was carved and printed by apprentice printmaker Cal Carlisle. You can see more of Cal's work here. In printmaking, one of the hardest tasks is smoothly printing broad areas of flat color, as seen in the green areas of this design. Cal absolutely nailed it on these prints - they're so bold and smooth!

The paper measures 16 x 22 cm (about 6.5 x 8.5 inches). It will frame nicely in a standard 8x10 frame.

The color was applied in the traditional Japanese method, with hand-carved blocks, ground pigments, and hand printing on handmade paper.

We hope you'll support new carver/printers like Cal by collecting their prints.

Thank you!

 

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