Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cutting the block A Closer Look puzzle print

My Favorite Part!

Definitely carving a block is my favorite part...then printing it...then having a bunch of prints hanging in the studio and the smell of ink permeating the house. That's my favorite part, all of it!

Only one item of explanation, the lighter parts on the top block (front, spanning both corners) are areas that I covered with a light wash of opaque paint so I could re-draw the block over my previous marker drawing. Tricks of the trade.

So here we go, sans (many) words, with a video/slide show at the end.
Block

Chisels

Spanish music!

And so it begins...

Love the way the carving catches the light