06 March 2006
A Day's Work
The prompt word for Illustration Friday this week is insect, so I decided to do a woodblock of my favorite insect, the bee. It turned out more complicated than I first envisioned, because I wanted the wings of the bees to look kind of transparent. That meant I had to cut blocks for the colors that will appear "under" the wings. It ended up needing 6 blocks, so I spent one long day carving them. Tomorrow I hope to have time to print. I'll do a short run, maybe 10 - just enough to get the blocks "warmed up" so I'll be able to get a few good prints.