Pressing-Issues

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.








Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Paleo-Ponies ~ PanPastel on Ghost Monoprint


Latest PanPastel experiment ~ ghost monoprint.


Horses were barely visible; background wholly lacking.  So it was a whole-cloth opportunity.  Horses look good, but the rock face still needs more work.  Striations and fissures in the rock.  the sort of thing I usually carve, but am unfamiliar with drawing.  Odd that.  ;- p

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.  ;- ]