Print Release

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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“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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New Art Print: “Bad Omen” Wave 1.

by ncwinters on November 22, 2020

Very, very excited to finally officially announce this new print.

I say that a lot don’t I? Am I excited about everything I make? Is it hype? I hope it’s not the latter, but this time I am definitely really, really excited about this one.

Handily the most intricate and complex work I’ve made to date, I’m blown away with how this print turned out, as it’s a perfect encapsulation of my preferred medium: stream of consciousness. This print also has several bells and whistles I’m very amped about. Special thanks to the fantastic crew at End Hymns for the stellar job producing these in screenprinted form. In addition to the airtight registration and perfect colors (7, including a spot gloss varnish), they also hand deckled the edges of each print, produced on a fine cotton rag paper.

The goal for this print was to really push the boundaries of what I am capable of creatively and through the screenprint medium. Transparent colors are built up in transparent tones, much like watercolor, to try and get a wide range of color and tonal value with as few plates as possible. The final product was then pushed a little further with a spot gloss varnish on the shiny and “wet” areas of the piece- metals, eyes, etc. Additionally, the stock is a high end cotton rag, with hand-deckled edges (done by the professionals at End Hymns, not me!) which also take hand embellishing beautifully. I’m really excited and delighted at the quality of this premium new print.

The prints will release in two waves. There are a total of four colorways, only the first two will be available in Wave 1. The second two variants will come out in Wave 2, which will be announced in the new year.

“Classic” and “Midnight” are the first two colorways, shown in order, along with some details views to follow. In addition to the regular prints, a select handful will be hand embellished for those wanting something extra. The hand embellished prints will go above and beyond, featuring custom painting, ink washes, iridescent inks, gold leaf and whatever else comes to mind in the time I’ve been working (and will continue to work) on these. For real: the cotton rag paper has made these a delight to work on, and I may have gone a little overboard.

Prints will drop next Tuesday, November 24 at a random time in my online shop. As always, be sure you’re signed up to the newsletter in the sidebar of the site for full details and drop time.
I hope everyone is staying as healthy and safe as possible in this surreal time. I thank you as always for the incredible support!
Be well, and on to the prints!

“Bad Omen” Fine Art Release
Main colorway: “Classic” version
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 200.

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. $100 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Midnight” variant colorway
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 100.

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. $125 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished “Classic” version
(also available in “Midnight, 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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