Marissa Suto

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  • Receive a postcard in the mail with art on it! During my travels I enjoy collecting postcards, and I'd love to share them with you. Each month I will create a new mini carving that I will print onto a postcard and send to you! 
  • Please note:  These post-cards are going to be sent to your via old-school snail mail. Whether your post-card is something I found and added art to or something I created and designed myself, it will be sent to you like a traditional postcard through the mail. That means that it will not be sealed or protected in an envelope, it will be handled by multiple people, and it will possibly be exposed to different weather conditions. I am not responsible for the wear-and-tear that may occur during the delivery process. Postcards will be approximately 4x6” or approximately 5x7” depending on availability.
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  • Every month I will post a time-lapse video showing the process of how I create the monthly Patreon-exclusive original linocut. I will also add what supplies I use and recommend. 
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  • Receive a postcard in the mail with art on it! During my travels I enjoy collecting postcards, and I'd love to share them with you. Each month I will create a new mini carving that I will print onto a postcard and send to you!
  • Please note: These post-cards are going to be sent to your via old-school snail mail. Whether your post-card is something I found and added art to or something I created and designed myself, it will be sent to you like a traditional postcard through the mail. That means that it will not be sealed or protected in an envelope, it will be handled by multiple people, and it will possibly be exposed to different weather conditions. I am not responsible for the wear-and-tear that may occur during the delivery process. Postcards will be approximately 4x6” or approximately 5x7” depending on availability.

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About

HEY CREEPS!

My name is Marissa Suto, and I am an artist and printmaker based out of Southern California. I am the founder and artist behind the company  HumAlong Productions. I sell and display my artwork online, and at various west coast conventions and pop-up events throughout the year.

I also coordinate and curate  The Artist Lodge, which is a pop-up art event held four times a year in and around Orange County. The Artist Lodge is a one night event that features art vendors, a large gallery comprised of local artists, art workshops, live music, a raffle, and other fun art-themed activities. Our goal is to give up-and-coming artists an affordable and non-competitive platform to learn how to sell their work before moving onto bigger shows, and to create a family-friendly environment where attendees can meet artists and creators one-on-one.

When I'm not holed up in my studio working (or let's face it, spending too much time on the internet), I love reading, watching movies, rollerskating, and experiencing any and all forms of live or musical theatre.

If you'd like to learn more about myself, feel free to check out any of the links below

If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

MY PROCESS
A “relief” is a piece of art made by taking away material to form the image. You may be familiar with this technique if you’ve ever seen a wood block. I work primarily on linoleum (also referenced to as “lino”), which is softer to cut into than wood. The easiest way for people to understand how I create something is to describe it as a stamp, though it is a bit more complicated than that.



Linoleum Process:
  1. First, I create my design and draw it directly onto the linoleum, or transfer it onto the sheet from my sketchbook. I go over the transfer or drawing with sharpies, adding in direction lines so I know where to carve. Then I stain the linoleum with ink so that I can more easily see the negative spaces in the carving.
  2. After the lino is prepped, I take a gouge, and using the different sized blades, I carve out my image. I especially love this medium because of the detail I’m able to create with the lines – but in a different way than just drawing them out (you’ll come to learn that I’m a line work junkie. The more lines, the better!).
  3. When I’m done carving out EVERYTHING, I use a brayer to roll the block out with ink.
  4. After the block is cleanly and evenly rolled with ink, I place my paper over the block and use a barren, or barren object to hand rub the paper until the ink has completely transferred - or I use an etching press to print the piece. Then I carefully pull the paper off the block, and allow it to dry.
MY STYLE
I love Halloween, and all things spooky or creepy (well, almost everything) and my art definitely reflects that. I enjoy creating oddly dark pieces that feature monsters and creatures like dinosaurs and dismembered zombie hands. My work is graphic and bold, and sometimes has a dark humor to it. I enjoy creating art for people like myself, those that quietly watch the world wander by and see the shadows and oddities betwixt familiar moments. For those that are curious, and for those that would embrace the peculiar.

MY PATREON
My goal is to use Patreon as a new platform where I can connect with my fans on a more direct level and offer them more exclusive works that I don't sell at events or on my webshop. The algorithms that Instagram and Facebook use make it easy for artists to get lost amongst the meme and celebrity accounts that rule them. I hope to use Patreon as a platform for directly communicating with my followers and sharing my artwork and process. 

As a prospective patron you may be wondering where your funds are going if you support me. I am no different from any other artist out there, money is helpful for buying and upgrading supplies - and honestly just for living. If you're supporting me on Patreon that means you're helping me maintain the supplies I need, the food I eat, and the home studio I work in. I will include posts of the art supplies I purchase with my Patreon funds, and will always let you know how I use them and which tiers they'll likely be used on.

Patrons will be charged once a month on the first, and then your rewards will be sent out to you by the first of the next month (i.e., you will be charged for April on April 1st, and your rewards will be shipped by May 1st to allow for creation and drying time). If you join mid-month, you will be charged and receive rewards the following month (i.e., if you join April 10th, you will not receive April rewards and will be charged May 1st for May rewards).

Patrons can find past and current Patreon exclusive designs HERE.
Goals
9% complete
This goal will help me purchase the MDF and the linoleum sheets that I use for woodcuts and linocuts.
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