Sunday, August 31, 2008

Baa-Baa Test Print

It reads purple and yellow, and it should read purple and green. I'm going to try and tone down the yellow by cutting stripes. If that doesn't work, I may cut it out entirely.

It's only a test print, and an actual print will sharper detail, but the lavender at the bottom comes off weak.

Ok, I've added stripes. I'll see if they're wide enough when I print it next.

Haven't printed it yet, but I have an idea. I'll roll up the middle in purple, top to bottom. Then I'll wipe it off the lavender leaves and the sheep. And I can roll up the sides with yellow and wipe it off the laurel leaves. Then add the greens and blacks where necessary, and add it to the corners. That way I can get a bit of background.

Alternately I can roll up @ section in its color -- black for the sheep, green for the bottom (then wipe it off the flowers and add purple). And black can be more of a charcoal.

Anyway it's something to experiment with tomorrow.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Carving Baa-Baa Block

4"x6" shina


greyscale w/ high contrast

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baa-Baa Block

the way I'll carve it:

A couple of sketches for my baa-baa device block. I'm thinking of a 4"sq. block, but I could go larger.

A color sketch.

another permutation: this one is in 4"x6" format. Also gets my scallops in, and incorporates my initials into the wool.

a little more tweaking, and in color

Dang. I keep harking back to an older version of my arms -- currently and officially, the "sky" is purpur.
baa-baa 4"x6" carving direction

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Watercolor Sky 2

Not so much a sky, but pretty.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Blue Sky Experiments

Less than stellar first experiment with watercoloring a sky background for an airship print. When it dries I may tackle it again. Layers, right?

Take 2. So unimpressed.

Take 3. Getting darker, but better...?

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Windsor Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oils

I picked up some Windsor Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oils to play with. Thalo Green (blue shade). They were talking about it on BarenForum and I thought I'd give it a try. Experiments to follow. 8-]