Friday, July 24, 2009

Ditch linocut color 4

Color number 4 already! Who would have believed it?

Once again it seems my first two colors were close enough in value to each other that they're going to end up indistinguishable in the final product. (sigh) I find this really difficult to judge in the early stages... In the past I've made the mistake of going too dark too soon and REALLY making a mess of things. The light gray over the light blue looked different enough in the first two passes, but now? Harumph. Not so much. But I shan't panic. Everything else still seems to be on track.

The carving for color #5 promises to be time consuming: more leaves and tangled blades of grass. Should keep me off the streets for a bit, anyway. This weekend I have to turn my attention to a small commission, but I'm hoping for bits and pieces of time to keep this moving ahead. Or into the ditch. Which is what this is. A ditch. A linocut of a ditch. Really. Maybe into the ditch is a good thing.


  1. I can see some beautiful depth developing. Am always in awe of how you create such wonderful detail and keep your head around it all.

  2. It's all done with mirrors! ;-)

    Or something like that.

  3. This is looking pretty darn good so far, similar colours or not. I'm sure it'll turn out to be exellent as always!
    But I can definitely relate to the "going too dark too soon". As a matter of fact....


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