Thursday, June 10, 2010

If there is only one god then what happened to the other ones?

Artist: Viza Arlington
Title: If there is only one god then what happened to the other ones?
white line woodblock print on Rives BFK
image size:18X24 inches

I used Beech for this and its so darn hard i decided to use a wood burning tool for the lines but even that had a tough time cutting through. i used a bit too much water on this one plus my lines are too shallow and thin so i had some running together. I also think that i laid down too much/too thick watercolor for most of the colors. I went back and widened my lines last night but haven't printed another one yet so we''ll see if that helps. since these prints take so long to complete the learning curve is also slow. I should probably make some smaller pieces to practice on but i guess i just like doing things the hard way. why else would i have even started these white line prints? They are so not efficient and kind of go against everything "printmaking" but i can't stop for some reason.


Andrew Stone said...

Very cool.
Nice image,colors are great and the black big-bang thing in the background quite mysterious. Thanks for showing the progress. I'm taking notes.

What happens when (he/she/it) blinks?

Ellen Shipley said...

I know that compulsion. ;-> Have fun.