Sunday, May 23, 2010

Theodore Herzl:
finished portrait!

Here's a photo of my latest papercut, a portrait of Theodore Herzl. The inspiration for it is his quote:
"Im tirtzu, ein zo agada."
"If you will it, it is no dream."
It's backed with elements from Green Lantern comics -- after all, his ring is powered by will. I also like that with its entirely green palette it evokes the "plant a tree in Israel" campaigns.

In case you missed my earlier post, here are some details from the portrait (click to enlarge):

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"The Flood and the Rainbow"
in local fundraiser auction

Tomorrow Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge (California) is hosting a luncheon for its Early Childhood Education Center, including a fundraiser auction. My papercut "The Flood and the Rainbow" (framed really nicely!) will be available for bidding -- click here for details.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Theodore Herzl:
details from a portrait

I'm sharing a few "sneak peek" details from my current papercut, a portrait of Theodore Herzl. The working title for this piece had been "Im Tirtzu," from his quote:
"Im tirtzu, ein zo agada."
"If you will it, it is no dream."
I'm now leaning toward just calling it "Theodore Herzl." it's my first papercut portrait, and as soon as I'm satisfied that it's done I'll post a full image of it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Aleph, Bet, Gimmel, X"

I really like how this turned out, though I may revisit the design; I think there's a lot of potential in the structure. Of course, this isn't the commission I need to work on, which is where the design originally came from...

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Aleph, Bet, Gimmel, X":
color study in progress

Here's a shot from my work developing color for my latest papercut commission, which (at present) is sort of pirkei avot meets Charles Xavier.