Tuesday, 8 May 2007

still exploring the white bits...

Did a little more tonight, the white areas are the most fiddly bits it think, so hopefully things will speed up...but then again, knowing me...perhaps not ;) Got a Chinagraph pencil today to markout the areas that need cutting for each pass (the bits i've coloured white). Have also taken my original drawing and reflected it on the PC, so I can look at that while carving. As this is so small, i'm finding I'm cutting 90% of areas with the scalpel rather than the lino tools, which doesn't help speed things up...but does mean I don't feel like i'm going to slice through everything :)

3 comments:

SueC said...

The chinograph pencil sounds like a good idea....that design is quite complex.

I think I would be more worried about slicing through my finger than the lino....but I am not generally to be trusted around knives....

Miss T said...

Do you think that working with this image in this way gives you a different relationship with it? Are you more aware of the shape/form? Is it more like sculpture?

Perhaps you can experiment with some of these:

http://www.sapergalleries.com/PicassoPrintmakingTechniques.html

Graham said...

You’re right Sue, it is a complex design in places…(I’m not very good at simplifying things…) The chinagraph pencil is certainly helping…and I know what you mean Lucy, it is a little like sculpture, carving away at the lino is very different to smearing paint all over the place as I usually do…also there’s much more design at the front end…it’s all planned…and then you work at it…but in some ways that’s actually quite satisfying…and it means I can half watch tv or chat on the internet while I’m doing it…which is nice from time to time :)