Saturday, October 18, 2014

Xmas Card

Cartoon transferred.  Carving begins.


Time for a break.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

BW ~ More Variations

Coloring a print of a bw/color.

This one came out looking a bit green in the tree.  Gives me an idea.  What if I do 2 blocks, one with just the tree in green, one w/o the tree in bw with color tapped in?

Still fighting with the concept of color when my affinity is for bw.

I can do a foreground and a background block.  Foreground is everything but tree and table.  Background is table (red?) and tree (green).  BW foreground gets tapped in color.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

B&W Variations

B&W with red ornaments and candy cane and brown gingerbread castle.  Rest is simply b&w, in spite of the blue cast.  Table might have wooden texture.  Color tapped in.

Another idea:  strictly b&w with white areas to be water-colored afterward.  (Actually the original idea.)

Monday, October 06, 2014

Cartoon Reversed (Carve Me)

Be sure to carve the reversed image!  Castle should be backwards.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Trim on the Rim

Not bad.  I like the holly.  Ornaments have to be smaller.  I'm liking it.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Sketching Composition

Zeroing in on the composition and the elements.  A couple pencil sketches w/ crayon.

Another possible element is a xmasy trim around the plate ~ holly and berries.

Can't seem to stop messing.

This is with a yellow trim on the plate and a yellow xmas ball.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

More Mug Sketches

Pencil sketch w/ colored pencil.  Thought I could darken the color in Paint Shop, but I think I need to color darker (or switch to crayon).

Plate to big.

Same sketch, reworked.

And again.