Friday, September 23, 2016

Nicky Block Faux Test Print

Bw, mirrored block as a faux test print.

lighter bw, mir


lighter yet

Keep Gabby's faux test print in mind.  Match the sky.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Back to Work On Nicky

Back to work on Nicky.  Lots to do on the block.  I wonder why I'm having such a hard time sticking with it?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tightening the Focus

Working on tightening the focus.  Just the major motifs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Another Sketch

Working on composition.  

Nice thing about pencil is it can be erased.

I must remember to leave enough blank space all around, to account for exact sizing of card.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Xmas Musings

Night Watch

First sketch of an idea.  That is of course Signy, stealing Santa's boot as he goes back up the chimney.  ;- ]

Sketch #2

Add a touch of color to a bw print.  red and brown.  Lighter brown can look like bronze.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Nicky Block

More carving on Nicky's steampunk block.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

SH Xmas Card Musings

I'm thinking it should have something with Signy (and maybe Gabby too).

Santa's workshop?

Pulling off Santa's boot as he goes back up the chimney?

An ornament or a snow globe with a castle motif?


Googling Santas and chimneys (or variations on the theme).  Also snow globes, with a thought to either containing or reflecting the SH castle.

I really like this idea, with Signy pulling off Santa's boot.  ;->

I need to do a notan drawing on the lights, darks & mediums.  

Thursday, September 01, 2016

More Carving

More carving.  



They're a pair, so I need to match up a few things ~ like drawing the cloud outside the lines, making the sky the same, etc.