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Where to Buy: This Land Press Store

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A little off the beaten path in Tulsa (12th & Peoria), you'll find the This Land Store. Inside the shop, I have a carefully curated selection of locally-themed art prints (including a Route 66 art print that is available exclusively at TLS). They've put together a great shop full of books, art and clothing.

Even if you're not local, This Land Press publishes many great works. They're progressive and fiercely independent and deserve support.

Free Mini Prints With August Orders

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I have some extra mini prints (5"x7") I ordered earlier this year just burning a hole in my pocket. They are mostly movie and TV prints and include some of the most popular art pieces I have.

I'm giving them away with orders until I run out.

These guys are signed and dated on the back. I'll give out one randomly selected mini print for every larger print ordered. I'll make sure every order gets free mini prints for the rest of August.

The Wave of the Future, Dude

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While I work to build up enough inventory to carry my wood block print collection on my site, they're still available way over in the Etsy shop. When the weather cools off a little, I'll produce a few runs and figure out where to add them in my shop.

Inventory fades in and out as I have time to make more (did I mention they're hand-made?), so if you see one and want one, grab it! Of course, you can always contact me to pre-order one for no additional fee (other than a little patience).

Giving Up the Sharpie

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leland palmer

“What pens do you use for your ink drawings?”

I’m not going to knock artists who don’t use “professional” tools to create art. If creating art with crayons or ketchup or pig’s blood gives you what you need, then so be it. However, it’s NOT okay to make excuses for your work based on your lack of knowledge of the options you have. I know this, because I did it for years.

“That’s how I intended it to look.”

“I think it adds to the effect.”

For me, that attitude was rooted in complacency. I spent years blocking in ink drawings with Sharpie pens because they were cheap, and I was used to them. It wasn’t until long after I started getting paid on art jobs that I began to upgrade my rig.

I went through many brands of pens before I settled on Pigma Microns. It’s a matter of personal preference, but take the time and minimal expense to experiment with different brands before you make your final selection. I prefer the Microns because they offer a great variety of pen sizes, and the ink is consistent throughout a whole piece.

You're an artist. Experiment for Christ's sake!