Nets Ready: Lepidoptera 6 & 7 are Here.

by ncwinters on May 25, 2021

These were hard ones to track down.

I hunted for weeks, carefully stalking them. After countless days, I finally managed to acquire a specimen of both “Rose” and “Vega.” The tricky part was the handling- the wings of Rose are so fragile, and the skin of Vega is like that of a dolphin- smooth and slippery and evasive to the grasp. The big trick was to not hurt them during my process of carefully posing and photographing the insects before they flew off. But the deed is done, and they’re here, ready to add to your collection.

It’s been quite a few months on this side of the screen. In addition to the new normal of pandemic life, the Winters household faced some upheaval as we were suddenly forced to find a new place to live, and with 60 days to do it. After several incredibly stressful weeks, we were able to find a new place, and I’m happy to announce our new status: official first time homeowners. In the middle of a pandemic, and during a brutal seller’s market in a massive housing shortage, but we still count ourselves incredibly fortunate and privileged to be in this position.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my recent PURGE sale. You helped make it my biggest sale ever, and the funds raised were directly responsible to help my family and me get into a new house in a short time. I cannot thank you enough for the support.

How’s everyone else doing? The call of summer beckons, and with vaccinations steadily rolling along, the promise of a return to some kind of new normal looms. I do hope everyone is thriving as best they can in this very surreal year and half we’ve been in.

How about some bugs to help ease the stress?

The double release worked so well last round, and time is in shorter supply than ever, so I’m continuing with this method- selling both prints in one sale. I’ve upped quantities this time, to try and give everyone the best shot of adding to their collection. Once again, there will be a strict limit of one set per buyer/household/spouse/roommate. There will be 15 hand embellished prints of each variant, but again with a strict limit of one per buyer. So you can buy a set and one hand embellished if you want (and are fast enough) but you’ll have to choose your favorite: no more than one hand embellished per buyer/household on this drop. Once again, I will not be hand embellishing any more after this set of fifteen, though I appreciate the offers. Each of the hand embellished prints are numbered out of 15.

Once again and as always, these were meticulously printed by Dave Correia, who has printed all of my Lepidoptera documentation to date, and I couldn’t be happier. Archival inks on cold press natural cotton rag for a clean, archival addition to your collection.

Each set of prints will be available for $90, plus shipping. All print sets will have matching numbers. Hand embellished prints will be sold individually for $150 plus shipping. Prints are shipped flat.

As always, newsletter subscribers get the exact drop time for the release which will be this coming Thursday, May 27. Sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar for the exact drop time. A genuine thank you as always for the incredible support.

On to the prints!

Lepidoptera 6 “Rose”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 7.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each for set of Lepidoptera 6 and 7.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 7 “Vega”
Print size: 10″ x 8,” edition of 200. Sold as set with Lepidoptera 6.

Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each for set of Lepidoptera 6 and 7.

STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 SET PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 6 Hand Embellished
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 15
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Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 7 Hand Embellished
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 15
.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$150 each.
 STRICT LIMIT OF NO MORE THAN 1 HAND EMBELLISHED PRINT PER PERSON/PURCHASE/HOUSEHOLD
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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Excited to announce my first (hopefully of many!) collaborative with Sideshow Collectibles and their Court of the Dead property.

It was a blast to create a screenprinted art print of Exalted Reaper General Demithyle from the Court of the Dead universe. For those not aware, the CotD is a broad universe filled with incredible characters, mythology and lore all intertwined in and around the theme of death. The Reaper General is one of the main generals in the lore and it was a real treat to create an image of him. Everything from his ornate armor to his multiple creepy arms, the whole character lit up my creative buttons. It was a real pleasure to have artistic freedom to go crazy, special thanks to Ricky at Sideshow.

In addition to the main release colorway released through the Sideshow website, I have my artist copies available in a purple variant colorway in a limited run of 50 prints. I’ll also have a few artist proof copies of the main colorway available as well. As usual, there will be a very small amount of hand embellished prints available as well for those wanting an extra personal touch. These are the prints embellished with inks, acrylics and gold leaf for something extra special.

This 9-color screenprint was printed by VGkids and will be available this coming Thursday, March 18 in the online shop. As always, to get the exact drop time, be sure you’re signed up to my newsletter, you can sign up in the sidebar of ncwinters.com.

Demithyle: Reaper General (main edition, artist’s proofs)
Collaboration with Sideshow Collectibles and Court of the Dead
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 15.
Nine color screenprint on 100# Construction White French Paper
Printed by VGKids.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $75 each.

Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $200 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Demithyle: Reaper General (artist variant edition)
Collaboration with Sideshow Collectibles and Court of the Dead
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.
Nine color screenprint on 100# Construction White French Paper
Printed by VGKids.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $85 each.

Hand Embellished version (edition of 5): $225 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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PURGE Studio Sale 2021!

by ncwinters on February 10, 2021

It’s that time again.

Time for the annual PURGE studio sale, where I ransack the studio looking for rarities, sold out prints, one-offs, originals, and all kinds of other goodies that have accumulated over the years. There’s just absolutely too much stuff to show here, but I’ll shoot to give a sampling below. I will list each item below as I find them so you can see live updates of what will be available, right up to the last minute. But you’ll have to check into the storefront the day of the PURGE to see a full list of absolutely everything available.

Please note that most of what will be available will be artist’s proofs (APs) which are the remainders outside a normal run. Identical in every way to the numbered edition of the run, simply the ends of the run normally used to replace any damaged or misprinted prints. There will also be a fair amount of numbered prints, but to keep everything streamlined, the only option in the store will be for “AP” prints, with some people receiving prints with numbers, and some with the “AP” designation.

Additionally, for many (most) of these items, there will only be a handful available at most, so be ready to add to cart and checkout and then head back into the storefront rather than filling up your cart for one big checkout. I refund shipping on items that can be shipped together (usually prints, and a max of about 3 or 4) so that’s not a problem (just maybe send me an email with a nudge and order numbers). Be advised that if you end up purchasing an original or two as well as prints, those often cannot be shipped together, and will require separate shipping. Basically like items with like.

It all goes up in one massive studio sale in the online shop, which this year will happen Saturday, February 13. As always, to get the exact drop time, you’ll need to be signed up to the newsletter, you can sign up in the sidebar over there.

Sale boiler plate info, PLEASE, PLEASE READ!

This sale is gonna be a big one. There’s more stuff than there’s ever been, and more people going for it than ever before. The amount of emails and messages I’ve received regarding this sale is incredible. (Sorry for those I haven’t responded to!)

That being said, there are definitely not enough rarities and special goods to go around for everyone. For the most part, there will still be strict limits in place of individual items. So, you could get one of each kind of variant of something, but not two of one kind.

I HIGHLY suggest familiarizing yourself with the checkout process and when purchasing, completing purchases of individual items right away rather than filling a cart only to possibly have half the items drop out to someone who checked out faster. (See my note above about refunded and combined shipping.)
Inventory does not update until after checkout, so you’ll have to complete your order in full before guarantee of purchase. Putting an item into your cart does NOT guarantee availability. 

On to the goods!

LIVE PURGE LIST: (Will be edited live as new items get added.)

Primus Lake Champlain: all editions including Bad Acid and Bad Acid foils.
Pixies Chula Vista: all editions including show edition and variant foil.
Grateful Dead Test Prints: four different versions.
Primus Brooklyn Steel: Halloween Original Inks.
Lepidoptera 1, 3, 4, 5 limited quantities of each print. Hand embellished available for Lep 5.
Junior Mycologist prints.
Ironclad SINGLE giclee print.
Herald of Antiquity: regular and hand embellished versions.
You Can Never Go Back: SINGLE giclee print.
Predator: Full color and Black/White/Red editions as well as ONE full color jungle hand embellished.
Moleskine Project I & II books with sketch
Prisma Collective Book with sketch
Desert Watcher prints, orange variant.
Primus Grand Rapids: all versions in limited quantities.
Dave Matthews Band: Gorge Drive-In: all editions with foils.
Queens of the Stone Age Forum: all editions and foils, APs.
Bad Omen: original inks.
Bad Omen: super rare paper stock variants.
311 Day Las Vegas: super rare paper stock variants.
Moment of Magic: super rare paper stock variants.
Serpentine: Original Inks and prints.
“Conjoined” collaborative painting w/ Jason Limon & Jeremiah Ketner: Original painting and giclee prints available.
Dave Matthews Band Gorge at Quincy: all editions available in numbered/ APs.
Hugs sloth prints: both versions available in numbered/ APs.
Nine Inch Nails Orpheum: Lavender Foil APs
Nine Inch Nails Aragon: most versions in limited quantities.
Metallica Buffalo “Beast Under Your Bed”: Some regulars and foils.
Metallica Pittsburgh “Hardwired to Self Destruct”: purple regulars and foils.


A reminder that this is all just a sampling of everything available in the PURGE.
Full available inventory will be available at the drop time in the store.

*NCW*

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