Pressing-Issues

Thursday, May 14, 2015

More Pastel Play

Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper getting more detailed.  The detail I couldn't get into the etching.  Also I'm really liking the color.


Paleo-Unicorn

Paleo-Unicorn is a failed print ~ the hand was all smeary.  But adding color makes the whole ting dynamic.  Color doesn't come across bright enough, nor does the gold and silver shimmer, but it's rather nice.  Tina told me to stop, it was done.  ;-]


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Bookkeeper with Pastel


Bookkeeper

Pastels and pan pastels on the intaglio etching Bookkeeper.  In secondary colors.  Tina had me add more darks and a redder purple in the medium shadows.  Better.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Early Bird ~ WIP



Early Bird woodcut with Pan Pastels.  First pass.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Knight's Tale ~ Canterbury Tails ~ Pan Pastel

Scan.  On printmaking paper.  Nice tooth for Pan Pastels.  Not quite finished I think.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Toothy Paper


Toothy printmaking paper takes Pan Pastels better than sketch paper.  (Kind of a duh, but nice to know it pans out.)  Richer color on the toothy paper.


Top: printmaking paper; bottom: sketch paper.

Toothy paper is richer for taking more pastel.  Sketch paper looks more like a a book illo.  Interesting.

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.