Sunday, August 16, 2009
This is the process in how I create a bird print. I pick a bird I've seen, in this case the common raven and my most simple print to date, and I sketch it.
I scan the sketch and use it as a template in which I trace it in Illustrator to refine and edit the shapes. I play with the color and decide how many layers of color I want to carve.
Next, I flip the image and print out the Illustrator version and use it to transfer the image onto the block.
I carve away.
Then, I mix the paint and test the colors on paper.
I roll the color down and burnish. I let it dry between layers and hope that when it's all done, it comes out decent.
This one was easier - only 2 layers and 2 colors.