Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I'm using a photo of raindrops on a camera lens cover to make this next one. I found it very difficult to made a gradation from dark to light. In real life, the gradation is gradual. It's hard to do that with just fabric. On a few of them I tried shading the fabric with a colored pencil. Is that cheating? It worked well, but will it stay on there in the long run? Will it fade or discolor? Who knows.
I've got a long ways to go on this one. It will go to class pretty much like this though. We'll see what everyone thinks.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 09, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
|1.||the art or process of printing with type.|
|2.||the work of setting and arranging types and of printing from them.|
|3.||the general character or appearance of printed matter.|
This still didn't give me any ideas!
So, I employed my husband Darrell's method of creativity - cram your head with ideas, images, thoughts, facts and figures. Then, let them stew in the brain-pan for a while (for me, the longer the better). Then you don't look at images anymore and just start drawing.
Hey! It actually worked this time. Although, once I came up with this idea I did look at the old typewriter we had recently pulled from a dumpster that I have in my studio (it's a future project, itself).
So, now, I'm sharpening my carving tools. And, I won't make the same mistake with the wood that I made on my Christmas card print. I'll be using Jelotung, or cherry, although, I find cherry a little difficult to carve because of it's density. But that is what makes it such a great wood for fine lines. I need to really sharpen my tools and keep them sharp during the process.