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.

13 comments:

Malinda said...

I really like that!! Nice print!!

mw said...

Lots of character. I love the grain.

artfan said...

Very nice detail. Did you use linolium? jean

Ellen Shipley said...

No, this is a woodcut. I used Baltic birch plywood and Flexcut micro tools. The block is 5"sq.

Thanx all. 8-]

Marilyn said...

Ellen, it looks like a whole lot of work went into your print. Kudos.

lauren said...

could you give a little description of how you taught the kids? My mom is a teacher and takes her classes to a rennisance faire every year. I think they would Love to do something like this...

or if you are ever in Pennsylvania- ??? a workshop? perhaps?

I live in Japan but mom is in PA.

Annie B said...

I had to look up "wyvern." As I suspected, a dragon. Would have loved to have seen the demo, and you all done up in your medieval outfit! Did anyone take pictures?

Brightside said...

That's really cool, what a great dragon! And such an interesting technique too.

m.Lee said...

Very nice print.

Linda said...

I really like this -- very fun! I'll bet the kids thought it was the neatest thing at the fair.

Nancy said...

Beautiful! Lucky kids.

Arty Velarde said...

Very awesome print. Thanks for sharing it!
Lydia

Ellen Shipley said...

Ha! I must have printed the wyvern 100 times, conservatively. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the block has warn down and smooshed together. I spent today recarving it and it's back to its lively self again. But that's certainly a first for me!