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A study for a larger print (that I haven't started yet), done on the back of an older block. I've never carved a pomegranate before, and I figured I needed to practice. I learned a lot from doing this print that will hopefully make the larger piece more successful.

The bee carving was a last-minute addition, but I think it fits.






5 1/2"x9" (paper size 9"x14") reduction woodcut, 7 runs, 40 impressions. Originals are for sale; note me for details.
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yogabee Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Student General Artist
stunning
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Filmographer
LOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!
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lostsenshivulcan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I helped!
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   General Artist
IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT
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colourscientist Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
your prints are always lovely.
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   General Artist
Thank you!
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Ubastyyat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like your prints, they're always so conceptual or whatever the hell you call it
I DON'T KNOW I DIDN'T GO TO ART SKEUL
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   General Artist
I LIEK YOU
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hanyaanfaery Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love woodcuts and this looks really awesome! You do such wonderful work~!
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   General Artist
Thank you darlin'!
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
I think the bee is a nice touch and subtle. Like if you want to work alchemical symbols in at a lower color contrast it rewards the viewer for looking longer but isn't necessarily the first thing they see.

Your pomegranate looks like a heart. I don't know if that was what you were thinking about when you carved it but it's great. And as always a sophisticated color palate. Not convinced this needs to be a large print... Would you increase the scale of the textures?
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   General Artist
That's a good idea, I like the idea of making people look longer to see the symbols. I didn't even think of the pomegranate looking like a heart, but that's *awesome*. That's like...perfect.

The larger print is actually going to be a different image entirely- my thinking behind making this one was "huh, I've never carved a pomegranate before. I should probably practice before I do this giant (well okay, actually kind of small but I'm lazy) print that has boatloads of pomegranates in it." And then my next thought was "well, why don't I make it a real print instead of just a study?" And then this print was born. I definitely learned a lot from doing this and hopefully I'll be able to make the pomegranates on the next one look better/more realistic.
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mouse2cat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Awesome! I can't wait to see it!
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I like how the bold red colour echos in the lines of the tree bark. =)
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010   General Artist
Thank you!
The original plan was to have the branches solid brown without any lines, but I added the lines and bee on a whim and I think it works much better this way.
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AutumnEmbers Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think it helps the image a lot. =)
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Logos1959 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
This is shallow, but that pomegranate looks delicious.
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
EXCELLENT.

Man, I love pomegranates. Hopefully the next one I carve will look even better.
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Logos1959 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I love them, digging into them feels so rewarding.
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wyte-majick Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm in love with the color scheme and the print composition :)

:D kane
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
Thank you!
I do like my long and narrow compositions, haha.
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