Tonight was supposed to be an evening of catching up with friends and meeting new instructors with WAC. For reasons too much to get in to here, I had to skip the meet and greet. Not thrilled.
Rather than just stew at home angry, I took the time to work on my ever growing print project. Here are the results from a bit of wine and some sharp blades.
I knew this image was going to be too large for my format, but here is the starting point. I upped the contrast (hiding Dave completely) and reversed it for reference. This image is the reverse of the original.
Next I traced the block and sketched out the image in sharpie. I used to use a finer point, but the blunt tip of sharpies mimics the finest point of the blade I use better than a fine tip pen. Using the sketch, I redraw the image on the block. At this point I mostly avoid looking back at the source image. While it is useful, I will never get the fine detail in the photograph and referring back to it at this point is just frusrating.
Eventually I will print all the blocks on nice paper and bind them in to a book– that’s the long term goal at least. For now, this will do.