18 February 2006
Song: For Illustration Friday
The Illustration Friday prompt this week is song, and the first thing I thought about was the church choir I've been singing with for the past year. Lately we've been doing a lot of a capella pieces, and I've marvelled at the skill of our conductor, David Kidwell. He knows how he wants each piece to sound, and I love how he coaxes it out of us with his eyes, his hands, his whole body. He's a magician of sorts, which is what I wanted to convey. I've also wanted to try working faster and more spontaneously with moku hanga, so I decided to try doing a woodblock portrait of David. I printed about 8 of these and tried a few different colors. It all took just about a half a day - a far cry from these week-or-more printing sessions I've been having. It doesn't quite look like David, but it sure was fun.