Tuesday, 19 July 2016

New Leaves.

 I decided that the old dandelion leaves that I had already carved were not quite enough to provide interest in the image, so I carved 2 new ones...far too quickly probably, as they weren't very successful.
 The top one looks like any kind of insect ravaged leaf rather then the toothed dandelion leaf that I was aiming for. The one in the lower row is better, but still not quite right.

 I went ahead anyway to try and get some sort of satisfactory multi layered image. The darkest leaves I think are too dark, but the much paler ones in the background seem to work O.K.
Here I've eliminated the very dark green, but I still think that the mid greens in the right hand print are still too dark.  I rather like the dandelion flower head first printed in yellow and the just the edges darkened up with the orange. Maybe at the next print run I'll get something that I'm happy with, but then I'll need to get 3 the same, what a challenge!


Mary said...

I see what you mean about the leaves looking nibbled but it doesn't show so much in the actual print, with other layers taking the eye elsewhere.
I love the different layers. And I love the black/grey and orange, it is quite different, more stylised.
It looks challenging but fun.
I've forgotten, is this on paper or fabric?

mycamerandme365 said...

It's on paper Mary.
Thank you very much for your comments.