Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Art Every Day Twenty Two • Colorful Birds

Making bird prints today. 
I first printed this the Pineapple Bird in black on the first of November as my first piece of art in the Art Everyday Month Challenge which you can find here. I used a rubber carving block and ink. I thought I would share the initial rough sketches I did before cutting into the rubber block.

My creative process, pen and pencil to paper. 
My supplies, a rubber carving block, textile paint, Speedball carving tool and a brayer.

When working with a larger rubber block handle with care. 
It may split because of its flexibility and it is a bit on the thin side.


Developing a limited edition color series. I love how the different colors give the Pineapple Birds a different personality.

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  1. Love.. Love.... Love! You are soo talented!!

  2. Ah that reminds me of being a kid! They're so lovely and you're super-talented!

  3. Your bird prints are so sweet! You are absolutely right that the different colors lend him different personalities. You also have some more great inspiration in your origional sketches.

  4. You know, I have always been curious about artists process- I love that you share so much of it on your site. (happy to find you via byw)

  5. Wonderful birds..your carvings are great! Have you thought about entering your work into "Cloth, Paper, Scissors" magazine..check it out some time. I saw last month they were asking for artist to submit their prints of their stamp work..would be great for marketing yourself..:) Just a thought ..

  6. Oh how prettttty these are! Bravo! I love seeing the sketches u had originally made of the birds. So beautiful how the creative mind works :)


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