This time of year our suet feeders are full of red cardinals. I love seeing them perched in the maple tree and foraging in the dogwoods. So it wasn't too hard to decide what to draw for this month's print. :)
I used gold ink in this print to add a little festive flair. I was trying to catch the glimmer here.
I'm rather proud of myself for sticking to my print-of-the-month schedule. It's been fun to do a monthly, self motivated project. I'm way more confident printing flatstock now, and I'm having more fun layering colors and textures. I think I've accomplished what I wanted to with this project, which was to explore pattern, color, and design.
I also wanted to build a habit of making art on a daily basis. I quit my day job at the end of last year, and this project gave me a way to develop a structure and rhythm for my art practice.
I hand-painted all my films for the project and didn't use a computer to figure out colors or separations. I liked trusting my instinct and just going with the print. :)
Some prints featured more line work, while others depended on color blocks to make shapes, etc. Like the blue bird print above.
Thanks for following along with my printy journey! I know I want to keep up a monthly project next year, but I haven't decided yet what it will be! I'll keep you posted. :)
In the meantime, most of these prints are still in stock in the shop! So head over and pick one up for yourself or a friend this holiday season. and thanks!