Judd Boloker Art is happy to announce that large format 30" x 40" limited edition prints are now available. The prints are an excellent option for your more sizable project needs in both the corporate and home setting. We are extremely pleased with the quality and resolution of the work at this dimension. The large format prints are pressed in a small edition size of 20 and can be printed on either heavy weight watercolor paper or canvas (Please note: the paper pictured is proofing paper, not the actual paper used for the final edition).
Please consider us for your next large-scale venture . . . . come discuss it with us at our next show: Made in Hawaii 2018 at The Blaisdell Center - August 17th to 19th @ Booth 99 in the Exhibition Hall.
Please join Judd Boloker Art at the Haleiwa Arts Festival - Booth 36 - this Saturday and Sunday July 14th and 15th 2018 - New work will be available (Including Maile (State II) - Pictured Above) !! Pick up a new print, grab an ice cream sandwich from the food vendors, and talk some story . . . . .
Making of a Lei Print II:
Step 5 - Laying down a bottom layer - This can involve setting down 5-7 different base colors. At this point, I need to know what color ranges are going to go where before I get to anything resembling a final stage. Mess this part up, and it’s a big do-over.
Step 6 – Putting in the top layer of color using the planned scheme. Finally getting somewhere . . . . .
Step 7 – Digital work - This involves adjusting the colors on screen to resemble those in the original drawing and choosing a background. At this point, I’ll start printing test proofs to see how the colors look in the final print. It generally takes about 20 test proofs to get it right.
Making of a Lei Print:
Step 1 – Sourcing Leis – lots of potential places to find great lei works: from lei stands in Chinatown or from great haku makers on the North Shore (these two being unwrapped are from @Haku_Lei_Haleiwa . . . . and they are truly amazing. These pictures really don’t do them justice).
Step 2 – Photographing the Leis - I take LOT of photos of each lei / haku and then choose, crop, and alter the photos until I have a single idea to work from. Sometimes I feel like I’m cheating when I work from a photo (vs. the actual lei), but the work takes weeks and (unfortunately) the leis don’t last forever.
Step 3 – Basic Pencil Drawing - This is the first point where I’m starting the actual design on paper. I use extra thick Bristol Board and a everyone’s favorite pencil from standardized tests, the famous Number 2 Pencil (and a lot of erasers).
Step 4 - Planning the color scheme. Lots of colors in some of these haku . . . . . have to make sure they all work well together. I generally will make a template for the colors (and base color for those colors) that will go in the final drawing before I start the next step.
Judd Boloker - Art of Hawaii
Artist - Honolulu, Hawaii