Saturday, July 26, 2008

Canterbury Tails, The Knight's Tale

We strive but as those dogs did for the bone;
They fought all day, and yet their gain was none.
Till came a kite while they were still so wroth
And bore the bone away between them both.
I'm half way thru the printing. I had to stop and clean the block. I find the water-based inks (Daniel Smith anyway) get a little gunky build-up. I'll print the rest this evening or tomorrow and get them off to the mails on Mon.

I'm particularly pleased with the way this block came together. It's a perfect likeness of Loki and Freya, who were actually fighting over a dead football at the time I took the picture. I think Freya, on the right, won. She usually does. ;-j


Daniel L. Dew said...

I like the use of space and the white line style. I was actually thinking of some white line in my next design for my Psalms series.

Diane Cutter said...

Beautiful, Ellen. I love the little bit of black on the muzzles and wings. How did you apply that?

Also, since I'm not in this exchange, will you be having this one available on Etsy?

Ellen Shipley said...

I tapped in the black, my favorite lazy technique. ;-j

And yes, I'll upload one to etsy just as soon as I finish up the exchange run!

Ellen Shipley said...

I love your Psalms series, Daniel. And I do love white line, tho I've yet to try the truly pastel version that is so captivating.

Sue said...

I really like this, it goes so well with the verse.