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Armoire Mimic by kirigakurenohaku Armoire Mimic :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 5 0 Social Circle by kirigakurenohaku Social Circle :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 4 0 Whelk [RPG Primer] by kirigakurenohaku Whelk [RPG Primer] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 1 1 Blue Slime [RPG Primer] by kirigakurenohaku Blue Slime [RPG Primer] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 4 3 Unibot [MegaMare X] by kirigakurenohaku Unibot [MegaMare X] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 4 3 MegaMare X Boss Icons by kirigakurenohaku MegaMare X Boss Icons :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 14 10 Duoturret [MegaMare X] by kirigakurenohaku Duoturret [MegaMare X] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 2 0 Dragonfly [MegaMare X] by kirigakurenohaku Dragonfly [MegaMare X] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 2 3 Wheelbot [MegaMare X] by kirigakurenohaku Wheelbot [MegaMare X] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 3 6 Earthbot [MegaMare X] by kirigakurenohaku Earthbot [MegaMare X] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 7 12 Pony Tones [Ponymon] by kirigakurenohaku Pony Tones [Ponymon] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 6 3 Truffle Shuffle [Ponymon] by kirigakurenohaku Truffle Shuffle [Ponymon] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 5 1 Trainer Twilight Sparkle (Opponent) [Ponymon] by kirigakurenohaku Trainer Twilight Sparkle (Opponent) [Ponymon] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 10 8 Twist [Ponymon] by kirigakurenohaku Twist [Ponymon] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 6 3 Vidala Swoon [Ponymon] by kirigakurenohaku Vidala Swoon [Ponymon] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 3 2 Rina-chan Overworld Sprite [Ponymon] by kirigakurenohaku Rina-chan Overworld Sprite [Ponymon] :iconkirigakurenohaku:kirigakurenohaku 3 5

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Genealogical fugue by lazylazy Genealogical fugue :iconlazylazy:lazylazy 581 73 Jaws by erezmarom Jaws :iconerezmarom:erezmarom 871 155 It's The Beauty In Nature by GenocidalMastermind It's The Beauty In Nature :icongenocidalmastermind:GenocidalMastermind 4 0 Lonely bird 2 by Taash Lonely bird 2 :icontaash:Taash 12 0 Infestus Genus by Taash Infestus Genus :icontaash:Taash 992 81 ACEO no 75 - Umrella Fish by nao--ren ACEO no 75 - Umrella Fish :iconnao--ren:nao--ren 1,504 92 ACEO no 76 - Balloon Fish by nao--ren ACEO no 76 - Balloon Fish :iconnao--ren:nao--ren 2,351 146 Self Portrait by Geekisthecolour Self Portrait :icongeekisthecolour:Geekisthecolour 3,049 143 Breath of autumn by Anna-Marine Breath of autumn :iconanna-marine:Anna-Marine 4,368 564 A girl by KIeon A girl :iconkieon:KIeon 5 1 water dance on leaves by dancingbear73 water dance on leaves :icondancingbear73:dancingbear73 4 1 Sing Me Out The Window by sgt-spud Sing Me Out The Window :iconsgt-spud:sgt-spud 46 7 Jump - Pogo, Pogo, Pogo... by SerenaAzureth Jump - Pogo, Pogo, Pogo... :iconserenaazureth:SerenaAzureth 44 12 Cotton Candy by jbm401 Cotton Candy :iconjbm401:jbm401 9 6 Thai Moth by jaydoncabe Thai Moth :iconjaydoncabe:jaydoncabe 13 8 Oil Spill Duck Sculpture by livesteel Oil Spill Duck Sculpture :iconlivesteel:livesteel 84 45




Journal History

In high school I got my first exposure to linoleum block printing, using just black ink. I got a second taste of it in college a few years ago as a small edition of 3-5 prints with 3 layers. It would seem that these projects have resonated with me as I have gone and ordered all of the supplies that I need to start printing at home. In fact, I am in the middle of an edition of prints right now.

Prints in Progress by kirigakurenohaku

As of writing this, I have 3 layers of blue and 2 layers of green down, with additional green, red, and black layers to add. It takes a couple of days for the ink to dry enough to lay down another layer, so it will be a week or two before I have some finished images to share. I hope you all enjoy; I anticipate that there will be many more prints to come as the months go by.

  • Listening to: Dead Kennedys
  • Playing: Valkyria Chronicles


Armoire Mimic
Mimic. Fake. Imposter. While they go by many names, the behavior of these shape-changing creatures remains the same: they pose as ordinary objects that tempt their curious or greedy prey to come close. Once in range, they reveal a toothy maw with an appetite to match.

This sculpt is sized for use with tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder, and fits well on a 30mm base. The original was made using Green Stuff sculpting putty and polymer clay, and duplicates have been made with a silicone mould.

Social Circle
This set of linocut prints presents an aquatic community comprised of a Betta, a school of neon tetra, and a cherry shrimp on a leaf of anubias. The larger of the prints is seven inches in diameter while the smaller two are each two inches in diameter.

These sets of prints were produced using a reductive technique which involves using the same blocks for each layer, carved further with each layer added. In this manner the blocks are destroyed during the process, meaning that a second edition will not be possible. There are 12 each of the smaller prints and 22 of the larger, (with two AP prints used to test the colors mixed).

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Social Circle, single
Social Circle, set
Social Circle WIP 04
8 of 9 layers are done: 3 blues, 3 greens, and 2 reds. These linocuts require only some black lines cut in to emphasize the subjects’ forms before printing is complete.
Social Circle WIP 03
6 of 9 layers are complete. 3 layers of green have been added atop the blue to bring the anubias and Java moss to life, and the first layer of red is about to be included.


Damien Allen
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
An Arizonan artist with a fondness for fantasy given life with pixels, ink, and paint.


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MalthusWolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the support! Much appreciated. :)
RuffleTruffle Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Do you do custom mouse cursor icons or no? Theyre soo cool! :D If so, how much?
kirigakurenohaku Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I've played with the idea, however I haven't decided on anything concrete. I don't know that I presently have the time to flesh out a complete set.
Was there something in particular that you were looking for?
RuffleTruffle Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Something maybe similar to the My Little Pony ones you've done, but of my OC Carmela? ^^"" Was just curious is all
farahin001 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day to you.Clap 
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