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.
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!
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.
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! ;)
Anonymous: i'm sorry if this is a silly question, what timezone are you in? i want to make sure i get a soft anatomy print so i want to make sure i'm on your shop as soon as it opens. :)
Awe! That makes me so happy. Pretty sure I’m GMT -5?
(Time zones have always confused me, especially because we just had daylight savings time)
Right now, here it is 10:30pm, and in the UK it is 2:30 am. Not even sure if that helps.
I’ll be announcing the link to my etsy shop tomorrow at noon! Keep an eye out if you’re interested in purchasing something! I’ll have a variety of prints and drawings and cards in a range of prices.
This is very exciting for me, thanks to all of YOU lovely followers, for your messages, questions and support! :D
Have a wonderful day/night, where ever you are.
"Early Bird" Rebecca Ladds, 2010. Drypoint.
My favourite print I have done to date.
"Earth Wisdom Woman" Rebecca Ladds, 2010.
"In Wildness is the Preservation of the World" Rebecca Ladds, 2009.
Going through old prints from grade 10 and up.
*Finished* “Ethnosphere” Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
A friend had asked if I was going to sell copies of this, like photo-mechanical reproductions..ie. posters. If I did, would that be something any of you would be interested in buying?
It’s 17”x21”. Fairly large for a drawing. Poster size. :)
AND those who have been eagerly waiting, I will announce the opening of my shop on Thursday!! The url is secret until then. :) Hope you’re all well!
Detail 3. “Ethnosphere” Rebecca Ladds, 2011.
Detail 2. “Ethnosphere” Rebecca Ladds, 2011.