New woodcut

Here is a work-in-progress of my newest woodcut, 6 out of 8 colors in:

Sixth color out of eight!! ALMOST DONE!!!! :)

Sixth color out of eight!! ALMOST DONE!!!! 🙂

My final two colors will be silver and black. I have never used this particular silver ink before so I am a little nervous as to if it will come out the way I would like it to, but meh…..what else can we do with art if not use it to experiment!!!!!! 😀 I say this, but if it doesn’t come out right I will most likely cry and throw a tantrum….-__-

I am also starting a commissioned project of a cat that I shall be posting up work-in-progress posts of as well.

The sketch

The sketch

The block

The block (I am currently fixing that right-hand side….)

This is Ajax, the beloved cat of a family friend. Ajax is named after the Greek hero, Ajax, cousin of Achilles, and I wanted to highlight his name as much as I could. Ajax is associated with the gladiolus flower so I brought that into the background as well as a well-known Grecian design as the border.
I think this will be a pretty fun project, it is definitely a new take on what I have done before, but that’s all part of the art experience: doing things that you’ve never tried before and working through them one step at a time. I am very excited to start this block (already started carving some of the whites out) and I can’t wait to see how it looks!!

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