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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Drawmo 18

block wipe drawing

This is another conceptual drawing; well, I claim it as a drawing because I like the marks. It's the rag I used to skim the side of the wood engraving block I was printing -- successfully -- today. Each mark is a skim.

Forgive my brevity, I'm absolutely shagged. I printed about 300 pages today in total, including the bloody test prints and crap ones. I've been on my feet all day, and I see out the window that there is some refreshingly light rain to ride my bicycle home in.

Hooray!

3 comments:

Bernice said...

When less shagged, very very curious as to how you got around the pressure issue on the flatbed with the woodblock...

& you gotta love Canberrians - rain & bicycling for them is a joyous thing - for Sydneysiders it is a certain brush with one's mortality. Or a taxi ride home.

Mummy/Crit said...

I like the Rorschact(?sp?)-ness of that Draw-Mo. I reckon I can see a Calvin-esque figure in it (as in Calvin and Hobbes)....

Ampersand Duck said...

M/C, I knew instantly which Calvin you meant. Bumblebee is reading my collection of C&H as I type.

I see a weird Ronald Reagan cartoon portrait with only one eye...

B, it's a delicate balance between press bed height, roller height and paper thickness. It's an infuriating process until you hit the sweet spot...