View Full Version : wde feb 19 - boat print wip

02-19-2010, 01:08 PM
well, I fully intended to get this done in 2 hrs. But, since I am home sick, not feeling too terrific and the fact that I left all my carving blades at work:(, all I got done was the beginning sketch on the block. The sketch was done free hand, I am planning on adding a little water disturbance in the background and plan on printing in black and white. I will return to work on Monday and we shall see what I can finish then. So, this will have to do for a couple of days.:p


02-19-2010, 04:28 PM
I can't wait to see it! It looks great, so far Colleen.

I have that problem, too. Tools at work and tools at home. ....13 miles in between. :D

02-19-2010, 05:50 PM
Very nice sketch!:)

02-19-2010, 06:15 PM
Hi Coleen. Great start. I hope you're 100% recovered by monday because i'd surely love to see the finish. Cheers!

02-19-2010, 06:39 PM
Colleen, I can tell this is really going to be nice.

02-19-2010, 11:01 PM
oo great start... any chance you could post the steps?? like to see that... ibb!
(get well, get well, get well.... mantra.........)

02-20-2010, 02:15 AM
This is a great sketch Colleen, can't wait to see the finish.

02-20-2010, 04:43 AM
Colleen, great sketch and I can't wait to see it finished. ~!~Crowie

02-20-2010, 07:59 AM
Will return to see the finish. Good start.

02-20-2010, 09:43 AM
Looking forward to the finish also. Get to feeling better.

Joan T
02-20-2010, 09:49 AM
Colleen - Sorry you're not feeling well. You're off to a good start with the sketch. I'll be back to see the finished work.

02-20-2010, 06:02 PM
Love the sketch, I would like to see the steps as well if you are up to doing it. Get well soon.

02-20-2010, 06:15 PM
Thanks Beth- yep, most of my art stuff is at work. Although my art room probably has some supplies hidden deep in the recesses!
Thanks Connie, Joel, Gail, Kordelia, Kate, Crowie, Paula, Mary, Joan.
I am on the mend, been taking amoxicillin 500mg every 6hrs. I am beginning to feel somewhat better.
I will be glad to post a wip. This one is going to be a one color print, so not quite as exciting a process as a reduction print. But I will be glad to post. Thanks for the comments

02-20-2010, 06:45 PM
Nice start.

l Heather l
02-20-2010, 09:03 PM
Great start! Looking forward to seeing your print :)

02-21-2010, 10:34 AM
nice sketch


02-21-2010, 10:38 AM
sorry you are unwell. The sktech looks cool. I amn not familiar with what you do... is this goign to be some sort of print? I'd like to know how you do it, if so as I am unfamiliar with any of the lith/printing type mediums.

02-21-2010, 05:24 PM
well done, hope you feel better soon:wave: ...

02-22-2010, 07:53 AM
hope you are feeling better and look forward to your print

02-23-2010, 02:15 AM
Nice start I hope you get better and show us the prints

02-23-2010, 11:57 AM
I hope you get to feeling better soon. I'm with the others on this. I love the sketch.. can't wait to see the finished piece.

02-23-2010, 12:14 PM
Nice sketch. I'm working on the boat and realize the difficulty of getting the proportions right. I promise I will post it soon. I too am interested in your printing method.

02-24-2010, 08:14 PM
Great start! Please be sure to show us how it progresses :)

02-25-2010, 10:57 PM
well, I have battled this flu for a full week now, amoxicillin for 10 days and I still sound like Rod Stewart. :p but, I am getting better. Sorry it took so long to post the finish. I wanted to get to it sooner, but didn't.

Here are the steps for the print. After drawing on the block, I then carve out the areas I do not want to print.
You can see the type blade I use to cut into the block.

After all the cuts I ink the block, put a paper on it and hand rub the paper to transfer the ink.


This is a one color simple print. I usually do a reduction print. It is way more interesting of a process. Each color has to be run separate and the block recut between each printing. I will no doubt be printing again and will show that process to you as well.

In this photo you can see the brayer that spreads the ink and the inking plate, as well as the block that has been inked.

And now the finished print.

Thanks to all that commented! It has been fun! I am just in time for the next WDE!:thumbsup:

02-26-2010, 12:04 PM
Glad to see that you were able to continue. Thanks for sharing the process. Looks great!