Monday, April 16, 2007

Squiddles


So, as promised, here is my little Squiddles woodblock ready for proofing. I think I want to have some light salmon coloured shadowing under a red key block. I'm a little leery of how this edition will run as this is a piece of shina from the McClain's grab box. It is the All Shina and is roughly 3.75" X 3.75" and I usually don't carve key blocks out of plywood as they tend to shed veneer easily but I was really surprised at how this held together. I still have yet to see how it will perform during printing as I've had plywood shed veneer from wetness too. I shouldn't have packed that much detail into such a small block of plywood but the Etsy Squid bug was fast upon me and those tentacles were just too much fun to draw. I've started to paint the Octopus and it's turning out quite nicely too...

2 comments:

Jesse said...

Wow, I can't believe you cut that out of plywood! I'm guessing you're very skilled at sharpening your cutting tools. I can't wait to see it printed.

Ansley said...

It is beautiful!