Tuesday, September 29, 2009
With the image inked in, I've started carving the black lines into the "keyblock." This is somewhat more exciting than the re-inking process, but still, it gets tedious; I've a loooong way, it seems, until I start printing ink to paper.
Still, I like the carving process - it's a big part of what draws me to woodcuts in the first place. I have a bit of a sculpture background (hey, I did work for Wally Shoop, after all...), so it's satisfying carving into a blank piece of wood:
Especially with the added benefit of printing the image later!