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Better to fight for something than to live for nothing. – New Print

May 20, 2013

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Better to fight for something than to live for nothing.
– George S. Patton

Inspired by George S. Patton, this print highlights one of his famous quotes written out within the shape of a soldier.

How is this print made?
I first start with a swatch of ink rolled out onto a large sheet of textured paper, this is the base layer for everything to sit on. I then I drew a large version of the soldier, tracing around it creating a stencil or mask to work inside of. Next I roughly plot out where I want each of the letters to sit using pencil. Once I figure out the layout I start using ink to outline them. Using multiple sheets of tracing paper I am able adjust, make mistakes, and then correct them on the next layer. Once all of these elements are complete I scan them and then group them all together. 

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