Pressing-Issues

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

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

More Gabby Block




Lots of little fiddly bits.  I know I'm avoiding carving on Gabby.  ;- j