Pressing-Issues

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Knight's Tale ~ Pan Pastels

Pan Pastel over woodcut ~ Canterbury Tails ~ The Knight's Tale.  I like the composition but I've never been happy with the print, burnt sienna w/ black tapped in.


So I added pastel.  I like it as a first try.  I'll work on the color next time, but at least now it has depth.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Early Bird and Pan Pastels



My next pan pastel project is more complicated.  I always intended to carve a second background block for my Early Bird.  Now I'm thinking I'll add a garden view behind the guy with pastels.  I'm googling garden scenes to spur a composition.

Tina is fond of paths and trees.  Maybe I can get something like that in the pic.  

I'll be coloring the bird brain too.  I expect he'll be rather colorful.








Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Paleo-Ponies ~ PanPastel on Ghost Monoprint


Latest PanPastel experiment ~ ghost monoprint.


Horses were barely visible; background wholly lacking.  So it was a whole-cloth opportunity.  Horses look good, but the rock face still needs more work.  Striations and fissures in the rock.  the sort of thing I usually carve, but am unfamiliar with drawing.  Odd that.  ;- p

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Metallics



Playing with my metallics ~ PanPastels.  They shimmer but that doesn't come across in a still pic.  Maybe I'll take a movie with my phone.

It doesn't.

Here's another one:


This one's a scan.  Still no shimmer.  Oh well.  It's purdy in person.  ;- ]

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PanPastel Woodcuts


Two more pan pastel woodcut prints.

Paleo-Basilisk, my cranky chicken.

Paleo-Catfish.  Still not liking the background.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Paleo-Dragon PanPastel 2


Today's pan-pastel paleo-dragon.


More pastely.  I like this one better than last week's.  Also I discovered it's a crisper print to begin with.  I started with a taupey-gray print.  Tina had me lighten up the cave opening 'cuz it was competing with the dragon.

I picked up some more pastels.  I need a couple more.  Of course I do.  ;- j

Monday, February 09, 2015

PanPastels and Paleo Dragons


Colored a bw Paleo-Dragon print with PanPastels.  Learned a lot.

I used 3 colors:  yellow, red & purple.  I'd like something darker and something lighter to play with.


This is more or less what it looked like before I colored it.  It was a little more tan and lighter.