Saturday, March 13, 2010
After proofing the blue block I've decided to make some adjustments to the carving before going to print. I'll be fine-tuning the details in the skier as well. This is a beautiful "Pthalo Blue Slight Red" pigment dispersion from Guerra. Carved image is approx. 2" x 6.5".
The carved image between the left ski post and skies is suppose to be a shadow. If it doesn't look like a shadow on the print, I will eliminate it.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Moku hanga printmaking method. The left block will serve as the background color w/mica powder and also as the block for hand embossing (kimedashi) the skier's trail and the enso sun. I left enough surface for my thumb to emboss the sun.
I only left 1/4" border between the image area and the paper trim. Makes for tricky printing but oh well. I don't like trimming after printing.
Bought this U-gouge a couple years ago at Woodcraft store when they were having a sale. It works great for clearing and keeps a sharp edge.
The area between the left ski post and skies is suppose to be a shadow. If it doesn't look like a shadow on the print, I will eliminate it.