Friday, March 31, 2006

Cat & Mouse Drypoint

Cat & Mouse copper drypoint print, 5"x5.5", from a medieval manuscript sketch. Background is a variation from other manuscripts. Lots of plate tone, but at least I'm getting the critters darker. Lots of cross hatching. A ways to go, but getting there. My first drypoint with any life in it.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Hippocampus Block

Hippocampus 4"x6"

My latest demo block, a hippocampus or sea horse. The demo went well, tho the wyvern was still the favorite print. It works best when its well inked, or the sea horse tends to blend into the background. I may carve a little more tomorrow.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Medieval Wyvern

Medieval Wyvern

Here's a print of my demo block. The school demo went very well and I think I printed a good 50 prints. I used the back of a wooden spoon, which covered more evenly, tho a smooth rock did burnish more easily. I have since made prints with a student baren, which covers the best, tho takes more pressure than the rock or the spoon.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wyvern Block

This is a block I'm working on for a Past Times school demo. It's a wyvern, 5"sq., based on a school decal. I'll be filling in the outsides with decorative patterns from medieval illuminations. I'll ink it up and print it using the burnisher method or the mallet method, I haven't decided which.