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Well today I tackled the first printing of this new design.I set up the print studio and rolled out the ink onto the glass plate ready to ink the carved lino block. You get an impression of how the print will actually look printed from the first roll of the black ink onto the carved lino block.It is exciting to see the image come up as you may or may not have imagined it. There are always surprises which is nice. This is a section of the first proof pulled off – you will notice the mirror reversing of the image from block to print. this is always something to be aware of when designing and transferring the design to the lino block – ALWAYS REVERSE THE IMAGE TO CARVE THE BLOCK. This is especially relevant if you are depicting a particular scene or using lettering. This is the first image if the first proofs of the design. I’m pretty happy with it.I may do a little deeper carving on the two Banksias on the far edge of the design but I will see how it colours first.I must apologise for such a big break between posts. One of my dearest family members became very ill and passed away so I have been away several times in the past few months helping out. It has been a very sad time for me but I also very much valued the final time I had with him & the time I have with others in the family.I have an exhibition coming up in December so it is now a matter of working solidly to complete the final couple of designs, get the designs I have completed carved & printed, get the handcolouring completed on those prints ready for framing, get them framed & then organise cards/posters to be commercially printed. Phew!! Not much really!!One of the new designs I have been working on includes Wildflowers from the Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney to the west. It is a beautiful area with mountains, gullies and stunning wildflowers and wildlife. I always loved visiting this area when I lived in Sydney and still do when I can get a chance.This is an old photo taken by my Godmother probably in the 1960’s or 1970’s of the famous ‘Three Sisters’ at Echo Point, Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. The area was very popular in the early 1900’s and many of the buildings and ‘the style’ of the buildings is from the Art Deco period. This is also one of my favourite periods of Australian art & architecture history so I decided to base this particular design using a familiar design ‘pattern’ of the time. In fact the concept for the development of this design came from an old mirror dating back to this time that had been my mother-in-law’s. I had just been scribbling a few ideas when I thought about this mirror which is in my studio. The silvering on the back needs repairing but I thought it was such a lovely old mirror with scalloped edges that I had put it away in my print studio until I can afford to do it up.From these initial ideas I then research and work through a species list of wildflowers from that area and go through my photo files to find out which species I actually have photos to work from.As I work from my own photos for my designs it is important to me that I then go & find any missing species that I may need photos of to complete the design.I will draw up a basic framework into which I will create the design. This may change & evolve as I work through what species I will use & how I arrange them.For this particular design I decided for the first time to mirror reverse the side panels. It seemed to work much better to do this. Although I do know that in the carving process small variations will occur as it will be impossible to repeat exactly the design on both side due to the flexibility of the lino & just sheer human fallibility.This is the final result of the designing. As you can see I have made notes about which species I have used within the design.From here I then photocopy the design & ink in the black areas.Until I have a final template to work on. This way I find I make far fewer mistakes in the carving as well as galvinising the design in the process of creating the black & white image I make adjustments as I go.This is the final template. You can see some of the changes I make – this is particuarly evident in the Blue Mountains Gum leaves.Then to the carving!I started the carving of this a couple of months ago before I was called away and have spent the last week working on it.These are a series of images of the carving process.Almost done! I should be able to finish this carving tomorrow and then to printing!I can’t wait to see the final design printed and handcoloured. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.Join 908 other followers
Skip to contentSkip to search - Accesskey = sMid Day spoke to Raj about Appy Fizz and Grappo Fizz. And here is the link to the world’s first friendship election if you havent voted yet. And btw its Viraaj Braganza and Venkatraman R.leave a commentWas wondering what to dish out on the lazy friday afternoon and then thought, how about a youtube collection of few TVCs that we have done over the last year?Here is a collection that I created in a jiffy. Lemme know if I have missed out on something. If you cant see the embedded youtube playlist, here is the link.leave a commentAppy and Grappo are fighting the world’s first friendship election. Check out AppyvsGrappo for their manifestos and well, parties.Just in case you want to know them better, befriend Appy and Grappo on Facebook. I voted for Grappo. Who do you find fizziest?leave a commentThe Man. The machine. ‘The’ Appy Fizz is back! And how!This time around, Appy Fizz sports a new look designed by the lovely ladies at University of Design. And what an interpretation it is – a cool new t-shirt for Appy Fizz. The side of the pack is almost like Appy Fizz’s facebook profile. With his likes, dislikes, one-liners and causes that he supports. It’s a neat bottle to pick up if you wanna catch a few laughs. He’s already getting eyeballs and media is all over him. Check out what exchange4media has to say about him.But the funnest bit was the commercial that we shot for it. In the commercial, Appy Fizz reveals his new look inside a supermarket. He dances, jumps and flies – things that Appy Fizz has never tried before, and all this while being the perfect show-off. Of course, he almost p#$*&d in his pants while doing the flying shot.Working with Rajesh Krishnan and MFX in Malaysia, it was one of the most challenging shoots ever. It even involved action directors from Bollywood for the flying sequence inside the shop.Appy Fizz’s abode will also be online shortly at www.appyfizz.com and a couple of new Appy Fizz Videos will be online as well (remember The Cricket Song and Donate your Ice?) Oh, and we also received our Cannes certificates for the two Appy Fizz ads that were shortlisted! Looks like fun times ahead for Appy Fizz. Not to mention, for us too!leave a commentCreate a free website or blog at WordPress.com.