January 2021

“Bad Omen” Wave Two.

by ncwinters on January 27, 2021

As promised, the gang’s all back for the second wave.

Happy to finally be announcing Wave Two (of two) of my recent Bad Omen release. I split the run into two drops to better handle orders of multiple variants. The cotton rag paper is pretty beefy, and even two variants in one tube was pushing it. These are the last variants (a total of four- two colorways, in both regular and hand embellished) for this print, printed all at the same time by the stellar crew at EndHymns.

There was a bit of consternation when I was deciding on the above colorway (“Vintage”), as it almost became the main colorway. When tweaking the final colors for output (a notoriously long and stressful process), I came across this combo and just fell in love. It’s one of my frequent go-to’s: tweaking the colors ever so slightly towards a yellowed, muted scheme. The slightly faded, nostalgic sort of vibe really lights me up. I was torn which version to go with for the main colorway, but had to go with my original (“Classic”). The whole image was set up in that color scheme, and had absolutely the best mix of all the tones I was originally shooting for. But this one may still secretly be my fave (don’t tell Classic).

In addition to the penultimate “Vintage” scheme, I couldn’t resist a desaturated monotone colorway. I’ll admit, a big part of why I always like a print completely devoid of color is that I get to show off the painstaking linework these prints take. Ultimately, I feel most skilled with detailed linework, with color being my less strong suit. The “Mono” variant lets me emphasize my strengths. In it you can see the image reduced down to the main four shades of transparent brown that make up the full tonal value range of the print. There’s something about this one I particularly love, as to me it ends up feeling a bit like an old weathered etching. It makes the subtle washes in the hand embellished versions of these some of my favorites of the four (don’t tell Vintage).

Prints go live for purchase this coming Friday, January 29. As always, to get the exact drop time, you’ll need to be subscribed to my newsletter. In this ever-changing landscape of social media platforms, I find the good old archaic newsletter the best and simplest way to keep everyone up to date with the details of my various art goings-on.

I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane in these (continued) unprecedented times. There very much seems to be some light at the end of this tunnel, but also still some looming darkness just out of sight. Take care of yourselves and each other. I love you all.

On to the prints!

Bad Omen “Vintage” colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 75.

Seven color screenprint including spot clear varnish on Neenah cotton rag paper.
Edges hand-torn for a unique deckled edge.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Bad Omen “Mono” colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.

Four color screenprint on Neenah cotton rag paper.
(Please note that there is no spot gloss on this version)
Edges hand-torn for a unique deckled edge.
Printed by End Hymns.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Vintage” version
(also available in “Mono, not shown)
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 10 of each colorway.
Uniquely hand embellished with ink wash, acrylics, interference inks, clear varnish, gold leaf, etc.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $400 each.
STRICT LIMIT of one hand embellished print of each colorway per buyer/household.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

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