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So I was trying to take photos of the size difference in the mini Soft Anatomy prints and my bunny rained on my parade. This is the size difference though. They will be up in the shop soon. Anyone game for a giveaway!?

So I was trying to take photos of the size difference in the mini Soft Anatomy prints and my bunny rained on my parade. This is the size difference though. They will be up in the shop soon. Anyone game for a giveaway!?

"Soft Anatomy [Study 5: Skull]" Rebecca Ladds 2011. Drawing available HERE. 

"Soft Anatomy [Study 5: Skull]" Rebecca Ladds 2011. 
Drawing available HERE

‘Soft Anatomy: Bird’ Rebecca Ladds, 2011. Available HERE. 

‘Soft Anatomy: Bird’ Rebecca Ladds, 2011. 
Available HERE. 

'Soft Anatomy: Cat' Rebecca Ladds, 2011. Available HERE. 

'Soft Anatomy: Cat' Rebecca Ladds, 2011. 
Available HERE. 

Look what I just finished scratching! ;) A ‘Soft Anatomy’ MINI! 

Look what I just finished scratching! ;) 
A ‘Soft Anatomy’ MINI! 

I had to do a quick painting for a weekly assignment in colour explorations. So I did this hasty one of a cedar waxwing, which is my favourite bird. I may do something with this in the future. I don’t usually like using bright colours, but this may have changed my mind. 

I had to do a quick painting for a weekly assignment in colour explorations. 
So I did this hasty one of a cedar waxwing, which is my favourite bird. I may do something with this in the future. I don’t usually like using bright colours, but this may have changed my mind. 

"Jelly" Rebecca Ladds, 2010/11Ink and watercolour.  Available for purchase HERE.

"Jelly" Rebecca Ladds, 2010/11

Ink and watercolour.  Available for purchase HERE.

Additions to the ‘Soft Anatomy’ (‘Cat’ and ‘Bird’) project. I hope to be doing lots of these! They are mini prints that hang lovely by themselves or combined with eachother. I have a bunch more to print tomorrow and after that they’ll be for sale in my SHOP!

Additions to the ‘Soft Anatomy’ (‘Cat’ and ‘Bird’) project. I hope to be doing lots of these! They are mini prints that hang lovely by themselves or combined with eachother. I have a bunch more to print tomorrow and after that they’ll be for sale in my SHOP!

Anonymous: Hello, I was wondering if you could possibly upload a video tutorial on how you make your prints. It would be very helpful to the many artists out there following you, including me. I know you must be busy but please keep this idea in mind. Thank you, and keep up the amazing work.

That certainly seems like a cool idea, although unfortunately that would be very difficult to do! :(

The actual printing of the images happens in a studio with a huge printing press and all of the inking is done right before they are pressed. I can do a photo tutorial of the prep work, but because I have limited access to the studio (not very many open studio hours) and it is always very busy when I can get in, there’s no chance of making a video of the printing process or inking techniques. 
I will keep it in mind though! I don’t want to leave your questions about it unanswered!
Thank you love! I will try and think of a way around it! 

"Rib Chestplate" Rebecca Ladds 2011. Sheet metal, sculpey, and found item (cameo-style pendant).
I’m so happy with the result for my first piece of jewelry! It is in two pieces, the front ribs hook into a piece that runs along the shoulders so you can easily put it on and take it off. (I know it’s not anatomically correct…I like to utilize my artistic license and ignore that). It’s actually so comfortable! Not too heavy which I was worried about. Now I just need an occasion to wear it! Critique tomorrow. 

"Rib Chestplate" Rebecca Ladds 2011. 

Sheet metal, sculpey, and found item (cameo-style pendant).

I’m so happy with the result for my first piece of jewelry! It is in two pieces, the front ribs hook into a piece that runs along the shoulders so you can easily put it on and take it off. (I know it’s not anatomically correct…I like to utilize my artistic license and ignore that). 

It’s actually so comfortable! Not too heavy which I was worried about. Now I just need an occasion to wear it! Critique tomorrow. 

Process on my chest-plate/jewelry/sculpture/ribcage thing. Still have to add more metal bits on top for the mosaic look, and finish the back of it how it attaches like a necklace. When it’s baked and finished I’ll take a non-webcam in high-res. Not exactly ‘soft’ anatomy, but ‘disco anatomy’ perhaps?

Process on my chest-plate/jewelry/sculpture/ribcage thing. Still have to add more metal bits on top for the mosaic look, and finish the back of it how it attaches like a necklace. When it’s baked and finished I’ll take a non-webcam in high-res. 

Not exactly ‘soft’ anatomy, but ‘disco anatomy’ perhaps?

*Trying something new!*You’ll start seeing progress on this piece in the future. I’ve never worked with metal before, or jewellery. Wish me luck!  

*Trying something new!*
You’ll start seeing progress on this piece in the future. I’ve never worked with metal before, or jewellery. Wish me luck!  

Anonymous: Are you going to sell the Soft Anatomy cards (these: http://instillness.tumblr.com/post/3937404402/no-sleep-for-me-tonight-plenty-of-things-to) soon? I can't afford the print so I'm waiting to buy one of those! :)

Well those are the prints! They just look small because I was standing on a chair to take the photo from above. 
I was thinking of making a mini print to sell because I realize that the prints are a steep price for student. (They have to be that much for shipping/packaging/time spent on them). If anyone else is interested I’ll start scratching a smaller plate asap!  Price would probably be cut by half or more. 

Shop is officially open! Take a look around, let me know what you think! AND feel free to reblog this as much as you want to get the word around ;) You’re all so BEAUTIFUL.  

Shop is officially open! Take a look around, let me know what you think! AND feel free to reblog this as much as you want to get the word around ;) 
You’re all so BEAUTIFUL.  

No sleep for me tonight! Plenty of things to watercolour and draw. Being this motivated and working for a deadline I made myself feels amazing.
Soon, one of these could be yours! ;) 

No sleep for me tonight! Plenty of things to watercolour and draw. Being this motivated and working for a deadline I made myself feels amazing.

Soon, one of these could be yours! ;) 

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