A new surreal fantasy landscape by Myke Amend
A look into the details of the finished piece, as well as the steps along the way to completion.
The HP 4670, rocks. 600 DPI, in seconds. Perfectly flat, no distance from the painting, means I can finally get good imaging of my paintings without the $300+ a pop imaging fee, which means savings to you. I decided to take this one step further, because limited editions and all, though they appeal to some [...]
I made this book a while back, out of hardwood, and spent a lot of time sanding, carving, and polishing it. I also put a lot of love into making the securing system – two fat-ended brass pins to give me lots of room to fill it. If someone grabs it, through our Kickstarter: – [...]
In thinking of something really good, but inexpensive that I could put together as an added incentive to be a part of our kickstarter, and in staying up all night making a new engraving – it came to me… This coloring book. When I was a kid, Advanced Dungeons and Dragon’s Monster manual, and their [...]
Not the greatest scan… alright, it is a shite scan. But, I killed the big scanner and the Lexmark scanner is never good for anything save for documents. So, the subtle clouds and color in the sky are somewhat washed out, and some detail is lost as well. Regardless, being wallpaper and all, I figured [...]
This one is finally available. It took me forever to settle on the right cropping for this one, but I managed – much of this due to regular requests to make this one available. This painting features Abney Park’s trademarked HMS Ophelia, and was commissioned by Captain Robert Brown of the famed steampunk and retro-future [...]
This piece is somewhat based on my collaborative work with Bethalynne Bajema … That 30 foot x 10 foot mural we have sitting in our garage awaiting a studio space to display it in. The mountain city-scape in this picture is *heavily* influenced by her creations, as well as my desire to see them as [...]
Long story short: The Rescue 11×14 Metallic prints are on sale for only $24 through Mid-December [here] I am at month 7 of trying to get an issue resolved with the printing company who used to be my favorite. 7 months of getting no response back here or there, or a simple “cut and paste” [...]
All giclees are priced drastically below normal, and the shipping fees that *should* be there $30 in shipping for most, are not there at all… yep.. $5 flat rate shipping on all orders.
All giclees are printed in Archival pigment inks on archival canvas, and protected by a UV-resistant coating for an estimated archival rating of $200+ years.
Some of you may already be aware of this, but this year I am participating in Grand Rapids’ Artprize competition along with Bethalynne Bajema, Ted Jauw, Kate Jauw, Bethany Greenier, John Hyatt, and Cassie Truskowski, with our combined work…
The original was drawn in pen and ink on 11×14 inch Bristol Board, I did the coloring with my 4-year old Adesso drawing tablet so as to preserve the pen and ink original.
…Unlike money, which depends on a reliable system of government, art can be traded for gold, tools, women, men, chickens, or circus bears in post-apocalyptic settings, save for those dominated by troglodites and C.H.U.D.s, and it even serves as highly-prized contraband in every dystopian oligarchal collectivist society.
The original was painted on a wood panel cabinet I hand-made for the purpose of doing this painting. I’ll be finishing up the cabinet when I return home.. I can’t tell you what I’ll be filling the cabinet with – but when the construct is done, I will have had a lot of fun making things to fill it with.
I am back up and running. Weeee! Three New artworks and some external links featured within this post.
Cropped from the full-size piece to feature the airship only to make for a more up close, boldly detailed, and vivid view of the work (available as 18×12 metallic prints, and as 36×24 giclees on canvas in my store)
This desktop is 1800 x 1200, but can be resized or stretched to fit your needs.
Today, I sent off three giclees to Gallery Nucleus for the “Lift Off!” art show, adding subtle miniature new artworks within each piece including (but not limited to) added airships, additional polar bears, bottles of rum, additional cephalopods, brightened constellations and other details in order to make each giclee its own unique piece of art.
I reached the point where I *wanted* to add “just a little bit more”, but my instincts were telling me that might be detrimental to the cause and I called it “done”… typically, as one learns over thousands of years of banishment to Earth, this is the point where one more brush stroke equals “overworked”…
I was asked earlier today what the status (particularly current remaining count) of the 32×22 (full sized) giclees are, and since I feel it may interest repeat visitors and new visitors alike…
3 new engravings, three new prints, and some details on what I’ve been up to.
You can buy these unsigned and undoodled in directly through ModoFly at Modofly.net for only $36 (US).
These are comparible to Moleskines, and are really, really nice (and really unique) journals.
24×12 canvas giclees of “the Machine” happened by accident today. They fill a good amount of wall space, look beautiful, and are the perfect way to get a giclee of this piece for those unable to buy the huge 48×24 inch version.
Starting tonight at 10PM EST, or sooner, 11×14 prints of the airships will be $23 a piece.
11×14 prints are printed on heavy photographic professional stock with an archival rating of 90+ years. They are printed in archival pigment inks, and coated with a UV, Moisture, and Scratch – resistant surface.
Be the 220th purchaser (currently on #210 at the time of this posting) and win a free 24×24 giclee on canvas of “The Antarctic Experiment” or an original engraving.