Pressing-Issues

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

More Gabby Block




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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

More Gabby



Carvity-carve.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gabby and the Wild Blue Yonder


Back to work on Gabby.  8-]

Gabby and the Wild Blue Yonder

I want to finish it in time for xmas. ;-]  I plan to print it in a very light grey or a tan or ecru (ochre?), then add pastel for color and highlights.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

ES Chop


Carving my chop today at Tina's.  Made a chalk print.



I like it.  8-]  I need to cut the block down smaller and make a handy backing for it.

~*~

I'm going to hacksaw the chop off/out of the block.

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?


Smaller?

About that I'd say.

Or this?






Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gabby ~ Gabrielle


Gabrielle with steampunk wings.  8-]