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Back to some 'real' carving!

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:25 PM, December 6, 2009

With the first batch of the Forest in Winter print now done (112 sheets), and 87 of them out the door, it's time to clean up the printing bench, and get the carving tools out. There are only a few weeks left in the year, and I've got to get the New Year print done first, before resuming printing work on the second half of this edition.

It's such a pleasure to be carving something with nice curves and lines for a change!

I'm not going to show the entire image yet of course - you'll have to wait until January 1st to see that - but people who have read/listened to the David's Choice eBook that I issued last month may perhaps be able to put 2+2 together ... looking at these little snapshots, and thinking about some of the comments I made on one of the prints in the book ...

This next picture shows how clear the image on the block can become when using thin gampi paper for the hanshita.

The area at the upper right is the face-down gampi; below that is an area where I have rubbed lightly with a slightly moistened finger, to remove most of the body of the paper, leaving just the image lines. It just doesn't get any clearer than this!


Following comment posted by: Annie B on December 6, 2009 10:40 PM

Damn, that is just beautiful carving. I'm drooling on my monitor...

Following comment posted by: Jacques on December 6, 2009 11:49 PM

To me this sure looks like a lot of play, in the style of the ninth print you present and discuss in your ebook..

Following comment posted by: Dave on December 7, 2009 12:16 AM

Yes sir! Just some playful decoration ...

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