Friday, July 16, 2010

The finished print

 I should have been working, a stack of black and white illustrations need doing..... but I took a chunk out of the day to get this printed. It took several proofs with minor block tweaks before I was happy to go for the edition but I was done by 3pm; just enough time to get some of those dratted illustrations done!

 And now all I have to do is think of a title for it! Image size is 7.6cm x 9cm.

The building itself is based on a traditional Cornish tin mine engine house, the like of which dot the landscape hereabouts in great profusion. Everywhere you look are crumbling mine buildings. I think they're wonderful places, massively built like ancient castles, yet only a century ago these were working mines.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

First proof

I pulled this quick proof yesterday morning, before 8am. As you see, some tweaks to be performed and some ragged bits to tidy up. Despite my careful cleaning up of press and inking table after the disruption in the studio, a small bit of dust has managed to sneak through onto the figure's ear.

I will be working on the block this week and hopefully have something further to show by the weekend.