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Prints of the flora/fauna of Thailand + Burma, designed as part of a workshop with an arts and crafts studio on the Thai-Burma border.
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Linocut Prototypes + Bagan Drawing Giveaway!

Posted by Mike Schultz (Creator)
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Linocut prototypes featuring the Camellia Kissii drying on my studio wall.
Linocut prototypes featuring the Camellia Kissii drying on my studio wall.

The Thailand Burma Flora Fauna project is taking shape! These past few weeks have been packed with carving print blocks, printing and testing prototypes, planning and ordering supplies, and networking. THANK YOU for all of your patience and continued support while I work to get you the best prints possible!

Drawing giveaway on my Instagram.
Drawing giveaway on my Instagram.

Drawing Giveaway + Connecting on Instagram

This week I am giving away an original drawing to one of my followers on Instagram as a thank-you for reaching more than 1K followers! If you are an instagram user, please feel free to follow my feed and enter for the giveaway. (My username is mike_schultz_paintings).

I am also selling two variations of the same drawing on my Etsy shop– first come, first serve!

The Bagan drawings are directly related to the Thailand Burma Flora Fauna series as they are preliminary illustrations for the additional print I am designing. This print depicts the moon rising over the temple ruins on the Bagan Plain in Bagan, Burma– something I was very fortunate to witness with my own eyes!

Drawing giveaway on instagram depicting the Bagan Plain featured in an upcoming print for the TBFF series.
Drawing giveaway on instagram depicting the Bagan Plain featured in an upcoming print for the TBFF series.
Sneak Peek! This is a print design (work in progress) that will feature a landscape based on sights I saw during my travels in Bagan, Burma.
Sneak Peek! This is a print design (work in progress) that will feature a landscape based on sights I saw during my travels in Bagan, Burma.
Detail from my Burma travel sketchbook with notes and thumbnail drawings of things I wanted to remember.
Detail from my Burma travel sketchbook with notes and thumbnail drawings of things I wanted to remember.

Prototypes + Hare Stamp Variations

The initial round of prototypes for the first of two postcard-sized prints is under way. The drawing is first transferred to a linoleum block plate, in reverse, so that when it is carved and printed, the design will be facing the correct direction.

Transferring an ink and gouache drawing of the Camellia Kissii flower to a lino block (in reverse) before carving.
Transferring an ink and gouache drawing of the Camellia Kissii flower to a lino block (in reverse) before carving.
Carefully carving the linoleum block late into the night.  (No mistakes, please! There is no undoing a carved line in a linocut.).
Carefully carving the linoleum block late into the night. (No mistakes, please! There is no undoing a carved line in a linocut.).
Prototypes! Working out the lines and stamp designs for the first of the smaller prints to go out. Each print you see is a variation to find the right balance of line weight. So close!
Prototypes! Working out the lines and stamp designs for the first of the smaller prints to go out. Each print you see is a variation to find the right balance of line weight. So close!
Documenting my Burma travel sketchbook drawings with help from studio assistant and constant shadow, Gus. If this isn't an animal photobomb, I don't what is!
Documenting my Burma travel sketchbook drawings with help from studio assistant and constant shadow, Gus. If this isn't an animal photobomb, I don't what is!

 Thank you again for your continued support!

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