It’s been a while since I’ve created some new art. I’ve spent my year distance teaching K-8 art, which has been pretty tricky. I’ve filled up sketch pads in the last couple months, but they are filled with examples for my art lessons, or drawings from my one-on-one sessions with students!
I recently introduced my students to the work of Ron Magnes, an Pittburgh based artist known for his food inspired digital art. My students learned how to draw a pizza slice and drew their favorite toppings on them. I did many sessions during my office hours showing students how to draw pizza slice, and each time I had the Ween song “Someday” going through my head. The words “Tuesday…is pizza day” got stuck in my head, eventually leading to some sketches.
I knew I wanted to do this image as a block print, and opted for a reduction print, which would allow me to do several colors. I was a bit nervous since I’ve only done 2 of these before, and it requires registration to make sure all the layers line up. But I had nothing to lose and went for it!
The image was created via a three color reduction process using waterbased ink for the color layers and Speedball Supergraphic oil based ink for the black layer. Image is 9×12 on 11×14 paper, signed and editioned. Available as 2 Variants, a regular and neon color editions. Each variant is available in 2 paper choices, a white Canson mixed media paper (98lb), and a crème Canson cold pressed watercolor paper (140lb).
I’ve also gotten a small amount of shirts made as well as stickers!