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Meditation by mouse2cat Meditation by mouse2cat
*I am re-uploading this picture. Sorry about the hassle T_T*

This is a relief print I did for my BFA Senior Exit Show. It is made using a five layer reduction. I started with a bottom layers as a flat blend roll on the bottom from grey to transparent. I continued to use blends in almost every layer but with a lot of transparency in the ink, so that the bottom layer would continue to affect the layers on top.

This series is about my ideas of spirituality, Buddhism and nature. The idea of the forest as a temple and the idea of mystery.

This print is 3ft x 2ft and is printed without borders on Japanese kitakata paper.

Reference image by Meredith Farmer used with permission
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This print is for sale in my etsy shop.
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:iconvinberg:
vinberg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
omg <3
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:icondavidjernigan:
DavidJernigan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Great work.  This print has such a feeling of mystery and wonder.  
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:iconkristenspork:
KristenSpork Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   General Artist
Gorgeous! Through the haze, it nearly looks like a photograph. Beautiful work.
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:iconmagprintmaker:
MAGPrintmaker Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Beautiful.
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:iconkammerlohr:
kammerlohr Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i like your works!
Congratulation!
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:iconeraserhead0:
ERASERHEAD0 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Im standing in the foggy forest right now and you transfer me there.
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:icontioungaro:
TioUngaro Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Classy
check my op art lino though: [link]
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MelissaLeeBaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is an amazing print! I love the transparency, it really makes makes it look like a photograph.
I hope my prints will be that good one day.
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balochart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
well said.
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:iconbabakosen:
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never learned how to blend colors to get a gradient back when I took printmaking. Is it as simple as rolling two different inks on thick at the ends and getting thinner as you approach the middle and lay one over the other? Or is there a more defined technique to it?
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Generally you want an even thickness of ink across the entire block. You can control opacity by doing blends with transparent base. What is exciting about layering transparent blends on top of each other is that they interact with the layers underneath creating the illusion of greater complexity.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm. I'll have to try to remember that in case I go off to a grad school with a printmaking shop that's open to students outside the art department. I know UF has an art department and it looks like that's where I'll end up, but I suspect funding constraints would restrict access to art students only.
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EdwinAJMeeuwsen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
This is great! Technical perfection
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:iconridiculyss:
ridiculyss Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is incredible! And it's a lino print? Wow...you're very talented! Amazing job. :clap:
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:iconblackboard-ofnight:
blackboard-ofnight Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I thought this was a photograph. What you've done with your colors and tones is just exquisite. I really love how this print looks. Great job! :D
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LukeHoward Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
cant imagine how long that must have taken. great work.
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:iconjirunate:
jirunate Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
holy cow!
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:iconnotbambi:
NotBambi Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks simple at first, but it's so lovely. I do like this a lot.
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:iconlcvii:
LCVII Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Superb work! This is a masterpiece!
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:iconvenettabutcher:
VenettaButcher Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   General Artist
stunning *_*
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Thank you so much :D
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:iconvenettabutcher:
VenettaButcher Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   General Artist
<3 My pleasure
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:iconshizuku-uzu:
Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
amazing!!! I didnt believe this was a lino when I first saw it, this looks fantastic, great work!
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:iconbrokenopenseed:
Brokenopenseed Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The sense of depth... incredible.
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:icontimpiotrowski:
timpiotrowski Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010   Digital Artist
wow. simple. touching. :-)
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:iconkhaptas:
khaptas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
just love it.
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:icongrinderblind:
GrinderBlind Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is pretty amazing actually.
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Thank you! Although you seem... surprised...
Your techno is pretty amazing too, actually.
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GrinderBlind Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I see what you mean. I worded that awkwardly.

What I meant was that even though I'm not into the print making style in general, this particular piece really caught my eye.

Like, when someone that's not into Anime sees Sword of the Stranger and truly likes it.

He'd say something along the lines of: "I don't really care for anime in general, but Sword of the Stranger was pretty badass, actually."
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
What a lovely comparison. I was really just giving you a hard time. And I will always compare this print to Sword of the Stranger from now on. WOOT
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GrinderBlind Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconsandersblack:
sandersblack Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Okay. You can stop now. Making us all look bad.
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
LOL thank you! Just you wait till I finish this monster I am working on right now. It's as big as my drafting table.
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:iconflytape8490:
flytape8490 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
oh noes! not again! :D
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:iconhannakin:
Hannakin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
This style of print you do have a very photographic quality, lovely!
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
thank you! It was a bit of a surprise that it would end up looking that photographic. (a happy surprise)
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:iconsherega:
sherega Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
Really beautiful. (This picture takes me in the forest, really. n____n )
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:iconangelart1993:
angelart1993 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That is really pretty
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:iconrabbitwho:
RabbitWho Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
byjaysus

That's really something.
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:iconsaurien:
saurien Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Just... wow, it leaves me speechless. It's gorgeous.
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thank you so much! It is one of my favorites
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:iconsaurien:
saurien Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
You're very welcome!
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:iconnetdog:
Netdog Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful, this is my fav :)
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thanks! I love this one too
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:iconnetdog:
Netdog Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
this is the one i saw and fell in love with at the conferrence :)
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Thank you! I am glad I made a good impression at the conference. It was a little intense.
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:iconnetdog:
Netdog Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
it was really overwhelming and intense XD
and I'm sure u made a good impression to other artists too!
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unshakentomato Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Gorgeous. Your technique is impeccable.
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:iconmouse2cat:
mouse2cat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thank you! The process is just simple reduction printing.
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:iconunshakentomato:
unshakentomato Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Well, the registration, inking, and carving look quite nice.

Very atmospheric.
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