DesignerCon 2022!

by ncwinters on November 16, 2022

How is it already that time again? Yes, DesignerCon is upon us once again. This year seems to have gone by in a flash, but there’s still one last convention on my docket, and it’s my favorite one to boot. Normally I shill my wares from the usual double booth, but this year I’m teaming up with Jim Mazza and we’re taking over three full booths in a lucky “7” formation: booth #1015. Very exciting!

As usual, I’m bringing some exclusives as well as rarities from sold out runs. Because the live painting/auction was so successful at SDCC, I’ve decided to try it again. I’ll be hand embellishing a rare print which will go up for auction near the end of the convention. Keep an eye on the booth as well as my Facebook and Instagram for details as that evolves, most likely in a sloppy ad hoc manner.
On to the goods!

First up is the next two Lepidoptera: 16 & 17 (holy hell, how are we up to 17 already?). They’ll be available in the usual format: a matched number set, available for $90, limit two sets per person. Had fun with these, especially the scaly texture of “Reptile.”

Lepidoptera 16 “Reptile”
Print size: 10 x 8 limited edition of 160.
Sold as a set with Lepidoptera 17: “Flux.”
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each set. (set of both Lep 16
Reptile and Lep 17 “Flux”)
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Hand Embellished (‘HE’) version (edition of only 5, not shown): $250 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

Lepidoptera 17 “Flux”
Print size: 10″ x 8 limited edition of 160.
Sold as a set with Lepidoptera 16: “Reptile.”
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each set. (set of both Lep 16
Reptile and Lep 17 “Flux”)
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) version (edition of only 5, not shown): $250 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

detail views.

Next is something new that I’m really excited about. It’s a shiny, fancy new print on holographic rainbow foil with all kinds of cool stuff going on. The print is on matte foil with multiple layers of spot gloss varnish that both enhance the iridescent foil as well as add some pretty wild raised texture in the scales. While I hate to be trite, pictures truly do not do this justice. This print really has to be seen in person to get the full effect. “Chroma Lizardo” comes in three colorways: “Emerald,” “Ruby,” and “Lapis.” Prints are 9″ x 12,” and hand signed and numbered in a limited edition of 50, $60 each. Limit two of each colorway per person.

Chroma Lizardo” ‘Emerald’ colorway
Print size: 9″ x 12″ limited edition of 50.
Digital print on holographic rainbow foil, with satin and spot gloss layers.
Printed by Spirit Printing.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

‘Ruby’ colorway
Print size: 9″ x 12″ limited edition of 50.
Digital print on holographic rainbow foil, with satin and spot gloss layers.
Printed by Spirit Printing.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

‘Lapis’ colorway
Print size: 9″ x 12″ limited edition of 50.
Digital print on holographic rainbow foil, with satin and spot gloss layers.
Printed by Spirit Printing.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

In addition to the printed goods, I’ll have a slew of small framed original beetle paintings available. A whole set was captured and framed up for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. Each original painting is float-mounted in a hand painted, collaged shadow box. Note that this is just a sampling, I’ll keep painting up until (and let’s face it, probably AFTER) the show opens. Keep an eye on my social media for updates on more as they are completed.
Remember- booth 1015, hope to see at the show!

Assorted Framed Beetle Paintings
Original paintings, various sizes.
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel.
Float-framed with hand painted collaged background. Various sizes
.
Small: framed to4.75″ x 6.25″ $250 each.
Medium: framed to5.25″ x 7.25″ $350 each.
Large: framed to 6.25″ x 8.25″ $450 each.
Extra Large: framed to9″ x 11″ $550 each.
Available exclusively at DesignerCon.
Remainders will be available after the convention in the online store.

*NCW*

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New Art Print: “Just A Peek.”

by ncwinters on August 31, 2022

Happy to announce my newest print: “Just a Peek.” It’s the art print version of my recent Dave Matthews Band poster, which has received more positive response than any of my other gig posters to date! I’m humbled by the support of the image.

This piece was designed as an art print from the very beginning. I wanted to do an almost purely natural scene, with emphasis on lighting and depth. I really fell into and had a blast with this piece. The prints are seven colors on both Cougar 100# natural paper stock as well as holographic rainbow foil in three different colorways: “Dusk,” “Nocturne” and “Midnight.” The silver border element features a metallic silver ink which really pops off the paper. For the holographic rainbow foil version, this silver is dropped out with the metallic foil shining through. The final effect of the border, horns and eyes shimmering in holographic reflective foil turned out extremely well and has to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. I normally try to avoid using foils for my art prints, but the result for “Just a Peek” turned out incredibly well and I’m excited to have this as an option for this print, in very limited quantities.

Special thanks to Lady Lazarus for their attention and care on the printing. Screenprinting is always a collaboration, and this print (especially the midnight version) could have ended up very differently if they weren’t on their game both in terms of excellent color mixing and tight registration. Thank you to Isaac, Aleisha and the rest of their team as always (now just hurry up on Spring Eternal!).

Additionally, a huge thank you to everyone for their continued support of my work. I’ve been in the weeds in terms of scheduling for a long time now, but after a recent vacation, I’m working to try and get the business side in gear a little better. My goal is to have more efficient turnaround times on shipping, hopefully through the hiring of staff, as well as through other time management solutions. Additionally, my goal is to have a better emphasis on work/life balance to try and get my mental state on a better track. The business has reached a point where I need to make some serious decisions about my time and energy and I’m excited about the possibilities it might open up. Only time will tell.

On to the print!

Just a Peek – “Dusk”
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 150.
Seven color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Dusk” – holographic foil
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 50.
Seven color screenprint on holographic rainbow foil.
Printed by Lady Lazarus.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $125 each.
LIMIT ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Nocturne”
Cougar 100# natural stock. Limited edition of 80.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $55 each.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Nocturne” – holographic foil
Holographic rainbow foil. Limited edition of 35.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $135 each.
LIMIT ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Midnight”
Cougar 100# natural stock. Limited edition of 60.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Just a Peek – “Midnight” – holographic foil
Holographic rainbow foil. Limited edition of 30.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.
LIMIT ONE FOIL OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.

*NCW*

Post-SDCC Exclusives Drop.

by ncwinters on July 29, 2022

Wow, what a week. San Diego Comic Con wrapped as quite the surreal experience.

In addition to everyone in masks (very diligently, I might add), it both felt just like previous years, and also completely different. All in all, it was immensely successful, somehow my most successful convention to date! I was saved with the help of my friend Chris Koch manning the booth, taking orders, keeping me fed and caffeinated, and keeping me from overly lowballing my prices, as I’m wont to do from time to time. Some highlights of the convention include a personal email from Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) and Adam Jones of the band Tool coming by the booth to talk art. Excited to see if it leads to a future Tool poster, fingers crossed!

With Adam Jones of Tool. Such a pleasure.

Thank you to everyone who came to the convention, took the time to chat, sent someone to pick up some work for them, and for the support in general. It’s humbling and reminds me just how lucky I am to be able to make art for a living, and it’s all thanks to all of you. Thank you as always.

I still have a handful of sold out posters, original paintings, rarities, hand embellished works, Magic: the Gathering artist proof cards and many B3TL sets left (nobody has got any of the 20 sets with the secret variant yet!). In addition, my printer sent me some surprise rare foils and exotic paper stocks for the Sigarda print, all in micro editions of only 2-5 each! Check the store for specifics. My remaining exclusives will be available for purchase tomorrow, July 30 at around 11AM in the online shop. As always, to get the exact drop time and therefore best chance to buy, be sure you’re subscribed to the newsletter in the sidebar.

On to the goods!

“Lifespace, Redux”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics, on hand-cut gicl´ee print on 100% cotton, varnished.
7? x 7? (2022)
$250
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Mood Board”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics on paper, varnished.
12″ x 9″ (2022)

$900
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Don’t Stop”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 3.5″ (2022)

$200
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Skull Study: Decay”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics on paper, varnished.
6.5″ x 8.75″ (2022)

$350
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Solidarity, Redux”
Pen/ink, ink wash, acrylics, on hand-cut gicl´ee print, varnished.
7″ x 7″ (2022)
$250
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“B3TL Study- Corrode”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics on paper, varnished.
6.5″ x 10″ (2022)

$400
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Expansive Perspective”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics on paper, varnished.
5.5″ x 7″ (2022)

$300
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Skull Study: Arcane”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics on paper, varnished.
7″ x 8.5″ (2022)

$350
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“SoulBreakr 2022 Redux”
Pen/ink, ink wash, and acrylics, on hand-cut gicl´ée print, varnished.

6″ x 6″ (2022)
$200
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

‘Sigarda Champion of Light’ — “Warm” colorway
Based on art created for Magic: the Gathering.
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 100.

Four color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by VG Kids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

‘Sigarda Champion of Light’ — “Cool” colorway
Based on art created for Magic: the Gathering.
Print size: 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 60.
Four color screenprint on Cougar 100# natural stock.
Printed by VG Kids.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $60 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Sigarda is also available in extremely limited quantities on various exotic stocks.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE OF EACH
PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

“Grim Backwoods” (land card)
Official Artist Cards (the back of the card is blank) for Magic: the Gathering.
Card size: 2.5″ x 3.5″ Limited edition of 50.
Each card comes with a unique drawing on the back in black and gold ink.
No two drawings the exact same.
Each card is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Sigarda, Champion of Light” (Legendary Creature – Angel card)
Official Artist Cards (the back of the card is blank) for Magic: the Gathering.
Card size: 2.5″ x 3.5″ Limited edition of 50.
Each card comes with a unique drawing on the back in black and gold ink.
No two drawings the exact same.
Each card is hand signed & numbered. $50 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

“Sigarda, Champion of Light” (Legendary Creature – Angel card)
Holographic Foil Version
Official Artist Cards (the back of the card is blank) for Magic: the Gathering.
Printed on holographic foil.
Card size: 2.5″ x 3.5″ Limited edition of 35.
Each card comes with a unique drawing on the back in black and gold ink.
No two drawings the exact same.
Each card is hand signed & numbered. $75 each.
Strict limit of ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Unique black and gold illustration on the back of every card.
No two exactly alike.

Lepidoptera 14 “Sphinx” – main ‘Spring’ colorway
Print size: 10″ x 8″ limited edition of 160.
Sold as set with Lepidoptera 15: Main “Winter” colorway.
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each set. (set of both Lep 14 ‘Sphinx’ and Lep 15 ‘Luna’)

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished Lepidoptera 14 “Sphinx” – main ‘Spring’ colorway
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 4.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
No two exactly alike. Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$250 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

PREMIUM Galactic’ Hand Embellished Lepidoptera 14 “Sphinx” – main ‘Spring’ colorway
Print size: 10″ x 8″ (dimensions variable), edition of 6.
Extensively hand painted in galactic theme/trimmed archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
No two exactly alike. Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$400 each. 
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 14 “Sphinx” – variant ‘Winter’ colorway
Print size: 10″ x 8″ limited edition of 40.
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$60 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) version (edition of only 4, not shown): $260 each. 
‘PREMIUM Galactic'(‘HE’) version (edition of only 6, not shown): $410 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 15 “Luna” – main ‘Winter’ colorway
Print size: 10″ x 8″ limited edition of 160.
Sold as set with Lepidoptera 15: Main “Winter” colorway.
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$90 each set. (set of both Lep 14 ‘Sphinx’ and Lep 15 ‘Luna’)

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN TWO SETS PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) version (edition of only 4, not shown): $250 each. 
‘PREMIUM Galactic'(‘HE’) version (edition of only 6, shown above): $400 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Lepidoptera 15 “Luna” – variant ‘Spring’ colorway
Print size: 10″ x 8″ limited edition of 40.
Archival giclée print on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$60 each.

Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

Hand Embellished (‘HE’) version (edition of only 4, not shown): $260 each. 
‘PREMIUM Galactic'(‘HE’) version (edition of only 6, not shown): $410 each.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ OF EACH COLORWAY PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

B3TL Series One
Set of four individual prints, clockwise from top left:
“Scroll,” “Scarab,” “Skull,” and “Stick.”
Print size: 5″ x 7″ limited edition of 150 sets.
Archival giclée prints on cold press natural cotton rag.
Printed by Dave Correia.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. 
$100 per set.
Limit three sets per person.

Hand Embellished B3TL Series One
Dimensions variable, approx: 5″ x 7″ limited edition of 10 sets.
Uniquely hand painted/trimmed archival giclée prints on cold press natural cotton rag.

No two exactly alike. Each print is hand signed & numbered in matching sets. 
$250 per set.
Strict limit of NO MORE THAN ONE ‘HE’ SET PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD.

Still so surreal!

*NCW*