Thursday, June 23, 2011

First proof


I hand-burnished the first proof this afternoon. I'm quite pleased with it. It's rare that something prints more or less as you envisaged it, while engraving the block. There will be little tweaks and a tidy up but nothing major. I'll post the finished print next.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ready for a proof


I'm ready for a first proof, to see what needs adjusting. (There's nearly always something!)

Friday, June 10, 2011

A little progress


The other actor has suddenly burst onto the stage....what is going to happen? The audience grip their cups of coffee and glasses of wine, in silent expectation. The seagull looks impassively on, she's seen it all before and knows that if a pod of dolphins pass by, the dramatic moment and the audience will be lost.

Besides, it's way past the gull's bedtime!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Into the light....


...come the details. The pillar, the ivy, the grass. And a hint of audience seated further round the auditorium. I should get an earlier start on the block tomorrow, I wonder how far I'll get?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

More details


It's coming along; work has been done on the plants and the lady's spotty shawl/blanket. I've drawn in the celtic pillar to the right bottom and scribbled some ivy just to remind myself to do it!

More tomorrow.......