Thursday, June 16, 2011

Aardvark Scouts Day 7: Final Computer Rendering

I think I am done in regards to what I want the print to look like. I can not proceed in the process because I am still waiting on a catalog from Graphic Chemical so I can look at ink colors to order. I ordered a hand-roller the other day from their online store and requested/bought another catalog. Hopefully they will send the roller quickly and will include a catalog in the box.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Aardvark Scouts Day 6

It's almost there. After flipping the image, I decided the clapping Scout on the left needed to be moved over. Unfortunately, with the way my layers are set up, I couldn't do this without having to redo some areas. After I fix the white gap left between him and the peacock I want to work on getting rid of some of the yellow in the image. It feels a bit overbearing at the moment.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Aardvark Scouts WIP Day 5 and Kammal Reference Sheet

I didn't get much done today regarding the print. I mostly worked on the peacock's feathers which is making me dread the idea of carving all of it out three times D: I spent much of my working day on a reference sheet for the Aardvark Scouts' riding steed, the Kammal. I'm not an expert on biology/ zoology by any means, so I hope I can be forgiven if some of the information sounds implausible.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aardvark Scouts WIP Day 4

It's getting there! I've decided that this will be printed with three separate blocks (something I've never done before). I'm hoping by printing yellow on top of blue, I will gain a forth color--green. Unfortunately I do not have the inks on hand to test this theory. The company I want to order from, Graphic Chemical, is being very slow mailing their catalog and their website has no color swatches. I may break down and order what I think I want/need, but I'd really like to see what I'm buying. As much as I love thier products, they really don't seem to care about their business in regards to showing off their products or making it easy for their customers to find what they want.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Aardvark Scouts WIP

After scanning in the original drawings, I arrange them within the composition and start working on how the final image should look. I've not done many relief prints and I'm finding it difficult to make up my mind on how many colors I want and where I'd like to put them. I thought starting with the lightest color and moving to darkest would be the way to go, but not far into it, I decided to work out the black areas first.