I promised this a while back, and now finally had the time to put the photos together.
I've been asked a number of times how i work. So i cut this to demonstrate my normal working process.
Chosen not to annotate it as its not really intended as something instructional, just to show those who are interested the stages involved in what i do. As such i am happy to answer questions, and will put together a FAQ if i get the same ones coming up a lot, i'll also give a bit of additional information here in the artist comments.
~ My tool of choice is a 10A blade and swann-morton handle
~ The image is A4 and took 3 blades to cut. 2 for cutting the design and 1 to clean it up a little after ... can't always be perfect first time around XP
~ took around 2 hours to make.
~ The amount i draw out before hand can vairy massively, sometimes i design everything in detail (you can see in my WIP wave fav.me/d6elb0y
), sometimes i draw noting at all and just go with how i feel. This is somewhere in the middle. I knew the shape i wanted to create and what the image would be, but filled in the blanks when it came to the cutting.
~This image is mostly done folded in half. Except for the character at the center that is cut with the paper unfolded as i didn't want her to be symmetrical.
~ The background is painted using Ecoline Liquid watercolours. I use spray-mount to back the cut to the paper when mounting work.
Thanks for looking. Hope you find this interesting!!