Pressing-Issues

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.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Loscon41


Woodcuts ~ and tapestries ~ at Loscon41.



Another set of pics:




Monday, December 08, 2014

Cards Came 8-]

Vista Print thumbprint image

Yay!  Cards came back from Vista Print and they're great!  Thumbprint doesn't do them justice.  I can scan one in, but basically it looks like the woodcut.

"Christmas Snack" for Schuyler House 2014

I ordered 100 blank cards for my growing collection.  One of these days I'll remember to offer them on etsy in time for folks to buy them for xmas.  I have 4 different cards available now.  ;- j

I'm really pleased with this approach.  I carved a black and white image ~ my wheelhouse ~ and then added pastels afterwards.  Works best with a print that isn't saturated.  A lighter print than I'd be happy with.  Worked great for the xmas cards 'cuz I could saturate the colors on the scan before I submitted it.  Worked great.

I'll have to see if  I can add pastels to a darker print now that it's had time to dry thoroughly.  I'm liking the pastel approach.  8-]




Monday, December 01, 2014

Ready to Upload to Vista Print


This is the image we'll upload to Vista Print shortly.  I framed up a print for the Loscon Art Show this weekend.  It was nicely positioned.