“They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy.”
“What a bunch of A-holes.”
Starting to combine some of my woodworking projects with my poster projects in a new Wood Portraits Series. To kick things off, I’ve drawn some Guardians of the Galaxy and have been lasering them into cherry hardwood boards (nonstop) here at the shop.
My laser cutter is actually quite small, so I can only produce ONE portrait at a time. This means nearly every 45 minutes, I have reload the laser and start the process over again. That isn’t counting all of the sanding and finishing I do here at the workshop. Each portrait is only $59 which is an absolute steal for laser engraved artwork of any size. In fact, I may have to raise prices in the future because I’ve been working 14 hour days to prepare all of these portraits for everybody, haha. But for now, you can snag Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot in my store for just $59 a pop.
These are super fun to draw. It’s unlike a screen print or digital work, and I have to use incredibly thin lines in some cases because the laser tends to blur out details that are too close to each other. The backgrounds have some subtle gradients that look pretty awesome in person. And every portrait is a different wood board, which mean every single one is unique! Your portrait won’t look exactly like the ones in the photos, but it also won’t look like anybody else’s portrait (not 100% anyway). The wood is full of wavy patterns that actually look like galaxies or dust clouds (perfect for this movie!)
If you would like to see me make MORE wood portraits, with different characters from other stuff, let me know! Hit me up on Twitter or something.
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