22 April 2007

Tiles

QTip

I wanted a kind of semi-realism for the tiles at the edge of the pool, so to create a highlight on each tile I used a Q-Tip to remove some of the pigment before I printed the block. I like the effect:

Tiles

Still three or four more impressions to do, I think.

8 comments:

Nicole said...

Are all the blocks the same size?? I'm wondering how you can overlay the successive print areas exactly where you want them... with registration marks?

peggy koenig said...

Beautiful! I don't recall if I've said this before but, the documentation of your woodcut journey has taught me much in my own exploration of the process. Thank you Annie.

Annie B said...

Hi Nicole,
The Japanese method uses an elegant and ingenious (of course!) registration method where you cut a shallow L-shaped mark (kento) for one corner and a straight mark (hikitsuke) along one edge. The paper sets against these shallow grooves for perfect registration.

Peggy, you're so welcome. Thank you for telling me that you receive something from reading this blog.

Nicole said...

Hi, Annie. Thanks for the response. That's interesting to know. I'd like to try doing hanga.

Annie said...

Annie,

I like the squiggled likes (bottom of pool)and the straight lines (side of pool). Side by side they create a contrast which is pleasing to the eye!

Diane Cutter said...

What an inspiration, Annie... I'm happy with it now and can only imagine what the next three passes will do!

Sue said...

This is coming on beautifully. I'm dying to see the result, but I'm fascinated to watch the process. Inspiring.

janey said...

The process is as always facinating. And you really get a sense of the water rippling. That dark blue is just right.