Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Catfish Test Prints

Teally-blue made up of thalo blue, thalo green, white and base.

A failed print, but it gives me an idea for another colorway: ocre on grey.

An ocre test print.

And another one.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ok, I Like This One

I'll probably change something while I'm carving it, but I like this combination. Balance black and white, not too fiddly, and the head is clear.

Bill asked me last night, "How are you doing these?" ;-> Paint Shop Pro of course. ;-j. The catfish on the block is currently solid black and I'm just using the erase feature to "draw" the white areas. Just like a monoprint. ;-]

Carving away. ;-]

Looking like this.

And this. About time to see how it prints.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Faux Print Catfish Patterns

Sylvester the catfish.

A couple of pattern ideas for my catfish.

I think that's too busy.

This one is just a little ruffly.

Too much white? I like the black head.

A darker tail and fin to match the head.

Faux Catfish

Paleo-Catfish faux print (grey scale mirror scan of block)

Now I need to google a few cat patterns and fish patterns and see how I'll trick out my catfish.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

paleo-catfish wip

I could have stained the block a little darker, but it's coming along nicely.

It's really going quickly. Have to stop often and stretch.

Pretty much done except for the kitty. I'll work on it tomorrow.

Friday, September 19, 2008


I'm not sure which way it's supposed to go yet, but I'm leaning toward the top one. I drew the bottom one. I used the body from my dolphin block and a cat head. I still need to marry the two better. I like the mouse. Maybe he's a real mouse that wanders into the cave and is looking at the catfish.

Don't know the size yet either. I have 4"x6" and 6"x8" blocks. Or I could do something else. It was just time to work on a new paleo-critter.

I enlarged the body a bit. Still fiddling with it.

And a little bigger. The head is cartoonishly large. I'm trying to find a happy medium between kewt and balanced.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Baa Baa Test Print I Like

Ok, I've got a test print I like. The purple can be a tad lighter and the yellow can be cleaner, but I like the balance with the green in the corners.