Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Baby Kraken ~ Carvety-Carve

Working on the baby kraken.  Beginning to like the way it's coming along.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Two-Block Baby Kraken

Background block is ready for a test print.  Foreground block is started.

I should run the slanted lines on the background block into the negative space for the balloon, to cover any mismatch in printing.

I'll print the background block in a blue or a blue-green.  The foreground block will be printed in black, with pastel added afterward to make the elements bright.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Nicky & Gabby Blocks

I want to print up my Nicky and Gabby blocks, but Signy's a bit of a drawback.  Right now she's in heat, so there's no sending her off to SH for the day.  So I need to come up with another idea.

It occurred to me that I used to wet the paper (especially for oil-based inks).  But it also works with water-based inks.  I can set up the card table(s) and soak and blot my paper.  Then I might try printing with a baren, counting on the damp paper to take up ink more easily.  At least I'd like to try it.

I'll only be printing b&w and adding pastel color later.  Just spots of color.

And here's mir image of the blocks.  Possibly print more of an ocher colorway?