Saturday, June 19, 2010

Teen Ninja

Teen Ninja
Sumi on Shin Torinoko
Moku Hanga woodblock

My Pre-teen son, Alex; realizing that there might be money to be made!?! Asked if he could make a print (with hopes of eventual sales of prints next to the lemonade stand?).

This is what he produced. He followed my advice to keep his design simple and easy to carve and he did a pretty good job with the U and V gouges. We printed up a few on some Shin torinoko to see how they'd come out and here it is. I really like it.

I suggested a midnight blue background and red eyes but I think he's moved on....he's looking up rockets and stink bombs on the internet...
I better go hide the matches.