Thursday, March 22, 2007

Two-tone Basil

5"x6" woodcut
I recarved my basilisk block this week to open it up a bit more. I printed it in a number of colors and chine colle, and this is a two-tone viscosity version. I think my cranky chicken is looking particularly cranky. ;- j

Monday, March 12, 2007

Color over the Top

Hippocampus, jeweltone. Or an attempt at it. Hard to tell how much color you're laying down with watercolor pencils. Definitely an attempt at going over the top.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Silk Moth in Gold

More carving and a print in yellow ochre. Thumb needs more work, but the wings are looking good.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

recarving the silkmoth

faux-print silkmoth

The block has closed up with use and/or swelling. It was the first block I carved with the 1mm Japanese v-cut, so I was rather tentative. I've needed to go back in and recarve most of it. This is 2.5 hours work. I intend to really lighten it up.

This is a faux-print -- a grey-scale scan of the block to see how it'll look printed. I didn't bother to flip the image. Here's the image reversed.