Friday, November 13, 2015

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START:  8:15am


Links, TED; TED talks later.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Steampunk Nicky

Transferred the Nicky Steampunk cartoon.  Started to carve and froze.  I wasn't sure how I wanted to carve it, so I ruminated about it.  I printed a light version of the Nicky "selfie" and got more detail.  Then I got the brilliant idea to print the block in light gray.  I'll be adding pastel anyway for color, and I can add black the same way.  But Nicky is a gray kitty and that's the best way to get his color.

Also, I'm going to make the airship much bigger in the background.  It'll only show the nose, maybe a bit of the gondola.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Busy Art Day

Tina sealed my pastel woodcuts with final fixative.  They look more jeweltone.  All along I was thinking they'd look muddy or dark, but I guess fixative has improved since I was in high school.  
;-}  I'll have pics later.

Pastel'd a mini-dragonfly ~ from an ATC exchange.

3-color technique (red, green, yellow-orange) with purple and a reddish brown in the background.  Also a thin line of dark blue under the body to make it more 3-D.

Worked on a new chop.

I prefer the rectangular one.  Looks more like two separate letters.

Square is ok, more chop-like.  Have to see if it reads like an e and an s. 

So what size?


About that I'd say.

Or this?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gabby ~ Gabrielle

Gabrielle with steampunk wings.  8-]

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Steampunk Critters

Working on a new woodcut.  Nicolas (Nicky Chong).  I've decided to carve a 4"x6" block.

Still thinking about a matching one for Gabrielle (Gabby).

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Crossing the Streams

This is the cartoon I came up with once I started thinking of it as a tapestry instead of a woodcut.

Can do either, or both.  8-]

carve this

Cartoon with swirls around stars (like a tapestry).

Cartoon with star echos like a woodcut.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Castle Tapestry Look

Today's best efforts arting at Tina's.  Leaning toward a simple tapestry look and not a quilt anymore.