slightly wonky

Random assortment of stuff
June 29, 2011, 9:51 am
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Last night, I had another woodblock class.  It was good…but I had not done much prep work.  I only had one small block that was new, so I just focused on printing more.  I tried printing the mutant plant again.  Unfortunately, I didn’t really get to pick the colors, as she had these ones out.  The yellow had some white in it, which kind of makes it a bit flat.  (right now, my preschooler is yelling/singing…so I may go postal in the middle of this post)

So, here are the woodblock prints from last night:

I am happier with the printing of the purplish building.  The ink was drier, and didn’t fill in all of the small detail lines.  At first, I was not sure, but now I do like it.  Here’s a bit of a weird mess:

I started by just printing the “ghosts” from the first print.  Then, I decided that it all looked too washed out, so I started doing more layering.  I like the new block (the yellow shape).  I need to clean up the block more, so that other areas which aren’t supposed to print actually don’t print.  Last:

This time, I just used the crazy plant block with the new, small block.  Hmm…

Here are some continuations of other prints that I posted previously.  They weren’t finished when I first showed them.  I think that they’re getting better, as the layering and contrast is better.  All of these pictures are a bit dark, as the sun keeps hiding behind a cloud…

That one is probably mostly done.  This next one may need some more:

It’s a bit Paul Klee…but I just wanted something non-orthagonal to go crazy across the whole thing.  Next:

My printmaking teacher said that I should add more to that one.  I’ll have to work on it another time.  She felt that the yellow field feels a bit flat.  Detail:

Last one:

I like that one.  I may add some more, though.  Any comments?  Thumbs up?  Thumbs down?

I hope that I somehow get time to work on another large woodblock.  I want to have more blocks to layer.  It takes quite a bit of time to carve them, so I’m not sure how far I’ll get.  We don’t have class this next week, so I won’t be there until the following week.  I love the way woodblock prints look.  I hope to get better at it! I’m still going to keep on doing collage as well, as I had such a great time doing it.

Have a happy 4th everyone!  I plan to pig out on hot dogs…


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