Pressing-Issues

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Paleo Rustlers ~ Carving



Hmm.  Block doesn't fit on the scanner bed.  Hangs over one side or the other.  That'll make scanning the print a little irksome as well.  Oh well, it'll work out.

Following the grain for the most part.  About to branch off from it to create a stream.

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Carving a little more on the "stream."




Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Paleo Hunters (Aliens)


Drew cartoon onto block.  I followed the grain in the wood as much as possible.  I like the ripples expanding out from the knot especially.



Ready to carve.

ochre colorway

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Color Play


Playing with color on washi.  Doesn't take pastel well.  I'll be printing on sturdier paper.


She's a kewtie.  8-]

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Gabby Test Prints


Test prints in gray and taupe.

gray on washi paper

taupe on washi paper under wax paper and baren

block cleaned and powdered ~ I'll brush it when it's dry

assorted test prints in shades of gray and taupe


May try black next time, just to compare.  I was hoping to make Gabby look more natural.  I plan to add pastel to the background.  WIP.



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gabby block Nearly Done


Might be done.  At least for a test print.



Faux print ~ greyscale mirrored image to see what it'll look like printed.



I'll be printing it with grey or tan or beige for Gabby's shading.  I'll be adding pan-pastel for color.

Of course I know I'll have to recarve some lines after I print.  The wood always swells and my lines are chronically too fine.  ;- j

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Gabby Block Scan


Gabby so far.

BW view

Even darker to show what stands out.

More Gabby-girl