Sunday, July 13, 2008

Steampunk Airship

Another colorway. Closer to what I have in mind. Now I'm printing them on white sketch paper, as I'm running thru my newsprint!

I'll try a couple more things again today, then I'll have to move on to carving the next block. It's production city around here this month!

Ok, that looks like what I want. Blue with a dab of green; red with a dab of yellow. Red on the balloon and the gondola, with a bit of a halo around the ship, especially under the balloon. Then blue over the background and the ship. Works for me.

Need to work on the colophon now. Let's see, it's an airship. The theme is Voyages/Journeys, and an airship clearly applies. I wanted something airy, because there was so much talk about Wanda liking kites and kite-flying. I thought a balloon might apply as well. And then I wanted to do something in the steampunk fashion.

I'm considering Straight On 'Til Morning.

Here we go. Printed up half the run today. Ink gets dry, so after awhile I decided to pack it in for the day. Back to it tomorrow.

All done and off to Maria for Exchange #37. 8-] W00t!


Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

Great job carving this one.

Ellen Shipley said...

Hi Marissa!

Thanx. I'm not happy with the ship, but I like the composition.