Friday, January 29, 2010

A stage further along....

 


I've just spent over a week fighting off a cold; I tried very hard to work on this block but I just developed a stonking headache, so that was that till today. I feel a lot better now and was more than keen for another fruitful session engraving. 

I'm enjoying playing with textures on the roofs and walls. I haven't yet decided how to tackle the squally  shower coming in, watch this space! It won't be too long before I try a trial proof, to see how the cutting's getting along. Some places on the block I think will still be too dark and the purpose of proofing is to pinpoint any areas like that so that you can deal with them.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Another chip off the old block

As promised, my efforts of yesterday. I'm starting to pick the foreground figure out a bit now and have cut some more background houses and some beach.

Sadly, the day job has a claim on my time today but I hope to do some more this evening.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Back to the block

Since the house move I've managed little engraving time, but progress is visible. I'm doing more today so there will be another update by tomorrow.

I'm trying to retain the gloom of a cold and blustery winter afternoon; there's another shower coming in off the sea and the best place to be is in front of your fire.