17 March 2015

Love Yourself - Hal Weaver

(c)2012 Ralf Schulze
So my pal, Hal Weaver posted this drawing I sent him a couple of years ago.  It was a very flattering post and I appreciate the comments very much.  I need to send another package.
Please explore his posts, they are very cool to read!
His packages through the years,  were stand-outs compared to most i received... always great music and fun comix and stuph!

Thanks Hal!

15 March 2015

Old Original Hand-carved Rubber Stamps #2

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More of my old Rubber Stamps from those bygone years of Mail Art and just plain fun packaging if you happen to send me a $1 or two for my comix.
From the top left:
1. Ordered from a rubber stamp company this with the words and the font as seen.  Still a good stamp!
2.  For $5 I sent to an address on the back of  Cheerios box.  "Send a picture of yourself and we will make a rubber stamp of your moniker for only $5!" or something like that.  It actually was pretty cool and well done and I used it thousands of times!  Of course the stamp is on a yellow plastic stamp block with the Cheerios logo.  (I should take a pic of that)
3. a carved rubber stamp by an unknown person.  very well done and I do not remember how I aquired it.
4. Ditto for this skull stamp also....
5. I stamped this Aardvark thousands of times but it is now on it's last bits.... tail, snout,ears and legs have been compromised by bad storage... oh well...
6. Larry the Leper.  I carved this into an eraser.
7.dinky Doo:  I carved this into wood.  He is featured on the last panel of this comix page!
8 & 10  Psychedelic Experience carved into an eraser for Mail art Project called .. . um... just  .. guess!
9 & 11 Hands with Envelope -- Hand carved by me.

Check out the previous rubber stamp for mail art post here!

13 March 2015

Spring Waves

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
Gearing up to Grow!
Just finished this last night.  I went with the flow, Let the "face" shapes happen.  Color pencil and ink marker on 4 x 5.5 inch kraft card stock (acid free)

11 March 2015

09 March 2015

Small and Epic Ink Drawing

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
 Did this at the meetup and really like it.  I did it on the 6 x 6 bristol board but the actual image maxes out at 4.25 x 4.75.  A nice quaint size.  There is a little bit of  pencil in there too.

I love how different it looks when it is flipped 90 degrees!

I have finally caught up to actually posting every other day, with works to spare!!!!
(c)2015 Ralf Schulze

07 March 2015

New drawing at Aspiring Artist Meetup

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
Did this while at the Meetup at Taza Coffee and Creme (near Stories) on Forest Hill Ave, Richmond. Today!
Ink on 6 x 6 smooth bristol. Cropped on the pc to approx. 5 x5.

I'm not very impressed with it.but I liked the experimental elements enough to post it.

I'll post more from the Meetup later.

05 March 2015

Spring is Coming

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
Another little color study on the kraft colored card stock 5.25 in. x 4 in. Ink and 3 color pencils; white, beige and brown.

03 March 2015

Keep on Going!

(c)2015 Ralf Schulze
I am not down-and-out.  These are my current works in progress.

01 March 2015

Old Original Hand-carved Rubber Stamps

(c)Ralf Schulze
Here is a first sample of some of the rubber stamps I carved and created back in my hard-core Mail-art period of 1986-1990. 
From top left to bottom right:
The address stamp was a drawing i sent to a company to create the rubber stamp.  The gaps on this stamping is basically rubber rot due to it being 25+years old..
The Little Aardvark popping thru the page, waving and smiling is a store bought find I couldn't resist and have used it hundreds of times!
the envelope stamp I carved from an eraser.
And I also carved the "AARDVARK MAIL"  Stamp.
The special Delivery stamp is just cool...

So I am milking it.... I have a few more hand carved rubber stamps to post in the near future.