Wednesday, February 28, 2007

two-tone pigasus

two-tone pigasus

Water soluable relief inks, yellow ocre and burnt umber. 8-]

Monday, February 26, 2007


Finished carving and printed up my Year-of-the-Boar print: Pigasus. 8-]
I may still play around with pastels or watercolors, but the block is done.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

More Boar

A couple more hours carving and a little farther along. The fine lines are the Japanese cut-down 1mm v-cut. Very nice. The thicker lines are my smallest Flexcut u-cut micro-tool. Need to get more of those Japanese tools. 8-]



He's not finished yet, but I thought I'd post a work-in-progress. I had already done the head and wings and general outline, before I broke my wrist, so details and sky are new. I want to work on him today a bit. I'm anxious to finish those clouds. And then work up a ground scene.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Matte Medium instead of Fixative for Pastel

Showed Jim my pastel monotypes. He suggested cutting matte medium 50/50 with water and spraying it on with an airbrush (ha!). It's lighter than fixative and doesn't turn dark. Don't have an airbrush, but I may get to try it out sometime.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Entwined Pastel

4x6 monoprint w/ pastel

Pastel Ghost

mono_ghost w/ pastel
These little piggies are just too kewt. This is a second ghost print, so it's very light. I colored it as practice for the Valentine piggies. Kewt in its own right.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


My monsters can be so kewt when they're sleeping. ;-> I love how they're entwined. They sleep all over each other (and us). Here they're being slug-a-beds.

I did this monoprint yesterday. I'll see what I can do with pastel tomorrow (alas at home, as school is closed for the holiday). No class again until next Wed.! The grups are grumpy over it.

Valentine Piglets

I did this monoprint on Monday in class. It's the second piece of art I've done since my wrist was broken. If I rest it on a bridge I can do just fine. I colored it with pastel pencils and nu-pastels. I'm really enjoying these pastels, tho I don't care for fixative. I don't like how it darkens a picture. I'm not sure what else I can do to keep the pastel from flaking off (or attaching to glass in a frame), but I'll see what I can turn up.

I gave this to Bill for Valentine's day. ;-]

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


crane monoprint
Finally! My first print since breaking my wrist. This is a monoprint, w/o my brace but with a bridge. Worked really well. 8-]