My name is Darryl Naito, I am an artist, printmaker, student.
www.darrylnaito.com

Posted on May 18th, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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If you’re in the studio, you should be listening to this album. On repeat.

Posted on May 10th, 2014 at 1:09 AM
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Lithography is magical

Lithography is magical

Posted on February 1st, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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Photogravure #1Blend roll color testing on Photoshop

Photogravure #1
Blend roll color testing on Photoshop

Yes.

Yes.

Posted on January 24th, 2014 at 1:37 AM
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To all of you students, welcome back to your spring semester. I hope you’re all taking a bunch of studios that you’ll truly enjoy and learn valuable skills from. I’m taking a bunch of classes and probably will post very irregularly about what I’m working on and my ideas.

To start, I’m taking three printmaking studios. This is the first semester in which I’ve taken this many. I’m also taking an online political science class, for my general education requirements, all about piracy, corruption, trafficking, among other things, and an art history entitled “German Renaissance and Reformation” which I will be taking numerous trips to Arizona State University’s print collection room to study etchings and engravings of that time period (which I am incredibly excited for).

As for my printmaking studios, I’ll be taking Lithography I, Advanced Intaglio and Photogravure. Yeah, it’s a lot, right?

But fear not! I will get the minimum of thirteen projects done this semester, and spending all of my free time in the studios. So I just wanted to update you guys on my crazy plans for this semester and why you may not hear from me for quite some time.

If you guys do have Instagram, as many of you probably do, I usually post my proofs, some finished projects, along with some silly photos there as I’m working in the studio. You may choose to follow me at @darrko.

~And remember, have fun!

Posted on January 15th, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Home is where the he(art) is. Or at least I think so, don’t you?

I wish I was a modern day Da Vinci, being a man of all trades, but maybe someday I will be. Until then, I’ll let my friends and acquaintances help me out with my wild and frivolous dreams. For instance, architecture. It’s mind boggling for me. Interior designers, interior decorators (don’t get those two confused, they are very different), landscape architecture, all things relating to the home, I would one day like to say that I am “proficient” in.

But again, I am not. For now.

If you don’t already know, I am in a committed relationship with one of the most sweetest, handsome, caring, adorable guys ever. That’s enough sap for one post, I don’t want to get you guys too grossed out, but he’s genuinely the best.

Anyways, he and I went to Las Vegas a few days before Christmas just as a fun trip with some of my friends. On the way back from Vegas, he talked about where he wanted to live, how many kids he wanted, and how he would spend his retirement. He wants to spend his days in the middle of a desert, where you can only see the mountains and nature. I’m not talking about Death Valley or the Sahara Desert where there is literally nothing around, I’m talking about parts of the deserts in Arizona, where there are cacti and thousands of shrubs and Joshua Trees and wildlife everywhere.

Doesn’t that sound beautiful?

So I asked him, if he had enough money to afford his dream home, what would it consist of?

  • Self-sufficient (being able to not rely on electric, gas and water companies, i.e. solar panels, geothermal power, possibly windmills)
  • Eco-friendly (a home that is built out of recycled material and does not leave that large of a carbon footprint)
  • Beautiful (obviously)
  • "Modern with a Native American inspiration" (still having a little trouble deciphering the blend, but that’s why I’m not an architect/interior designer!)
  • Garden and/or greenhouse for vegetables
  • Lake/river nearby (to add to the self-sufficiency and beautiful aspects)
  • Mountains

I think he’s thought about this for awhile, don’t you?

Either way, it got me thinking about a future lithograph or etching that I will do this semester. I want to create a piece as a time capsule, to show what our twenty-something year old ambitions are. I want to design a house (or at least the exterior) in a setting that he approves of so that we can look back together and see how close we got to it. Of course, it may not happen unless we both become multi-millionaires, but who doesn’t love to dream? And when you think about those dreams, your thoughts usually become those things. That’s at least what my dear friend has always told me, that “creating your space” and “thoughts become things.”

So to all of you out there, that want to have their own “dream” home and “perfect” relationship, keep thinking, keep doing, and most importantly, keep creating.

Adios~

Images found through: Google, Buzzfeed & Tumblr.

Posted on January 7th, 2014 at 5:18 PM
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Welcome to the new year, everyone!
If you don’t know me already, my name is Darryl Naito. I am a printmaker currently studying at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. I love sushi, Welsh Pembroke Corgis, CMYK halftones, bougie cafes, Magnani Pescia, and a well grounded stone. I needed a place to collect my thoughts about printmaking and my struggles as an artist, but more importantly, as a human being. And who doesn’t love an aesthetically pleasing blog to go back to every week?
But I digress, more importantly, let’s talk about this piece I did last semester. To give you some background about my intaglio etching class, our first assignment was to create a piece that was to be distributed to many, whether it be family, friends, political figures, pop stars, or just random people across the globe, maybe even you! But it had to be something that held value to us and to those we wanted to distribute to. But what is it to make important artwork that holds a powerful meaning? Does it mean to make something extraordinary personal, something broad, such as a political topic of the day? Or is there a bridge between the two that we can create and explore?
You’re right, I like the last one, too.
So I set my sights on creating a space that bridged a personal story set in a political environment by using my own love of Greek mythology and my allegorical style. But what does it mean, you ask? Use that powerful brain of yours and deduct your own message! Art is supposed to be unrestricted, ambiguous, vague and a thousand other words!
Sayonara~
"Theseus & Narcissus"Etching2013

Welcome to the new year, everyone!

If you don’t know me already, my name is Darryl Naito. I am a printmaker currently studying at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. I love sushi, Welsh Pembroke Corgis, CMYK halftones, bougie cafes, Magnani Pescia, and a well grounded stone. I needed a place to collect my thoughts about printmaking and my struggles as an artist, but more importantly, as a human being. And who doesn’t love an aesthetically pleasing blog to go back to every week?

But I digress, more importantly, let’s talk about this piece I did last semester. To give you some background about my intaglio etching class, our first assignment was to create a piece that was to be distributed to many, whether it be family, friends, political figures, pop stars, or just random people across the globe, maybe even you! But it had to be something that held value to us and to those we wanted to distribute to. But what is it to make important artwork that holds a powerful meaning? Does it mean to make something extraordinary personal, something broad, such as a political topic of the day? Or is there a bridge between the two that we can create and explore?

You’re right, I like the last one, too.

So I set my sights on creating a space that bridged a personal story set in a political environment by using my own love of Greek mythology and my allegorical style. But what does it mean, you ask? Use that powerful brain of yours and deduct your own message! Art is supposed to be unrestricted, ambiguous, vague and a thousand other words!

Sayonara~

"Theseus & Narcissus"
Etching
2013

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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