Monday, February 4, 2008

blue whales


I'm working on another project (secret and unpostable for now) that includes an image of a blue whale, so I've been drawing whales for the last few days. I actually started carving this block Saturday, but abandoned it because I didn't like it. I started again today and added the baby (because there was too much empty space). Now I like it again. It's carved on an Inovart Smooth-Cut mounted block and printed with acrylic paint.

8 comments:

b13 said...

very nice. someting about the curves draw the viewer into this piece.

Joyce said...

Elin-visiting your blog every day inspired me to give craving a try, which I did yesterday. I LOVE the results and it's easier than I ever thought. Now I've tried printing the stamps on fabric and find mixed results. I used acrylic, Jacquard, Dynaflow and even Setacolor. It seems to me the thicker the paint the better the results...is there a particular brand that you like? And I LOVE the whales!

Elin said...

Thanks guys.

Joyce - I'm glad I'm inspiring you to carve, it's a lot of fun. Printing on fabric is different than printing on paper. I like Jacquard textile paint for fabric printing, but any good textile paint should work. Acrylic works too. Dynaflow isn't great for printing - too fluid. It's great for resist painting though.

The Artful Eye said...

Beautiful artwork. I have always had a great love for block printing. I'd like to try this again. I'll be back to visit, so glad you stopped by.

Stefanie said...

My fav so far, the seahorse a close second. The baby whale makes it.

Natalya said...

good whales.... excellent flow...

Meg said...

I think I have a new favorite! This is my favorite one yet. :)

m. heart said...

this is beautiful! i've been thinking it's been way too long since i've done any block printing, and your blog inspires me to try it again. i'm glad you stopped by!