Drawing Blood!

25 Nov

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I draw lots of things. Today I drew blood! I’m back to reality after our short break to Italy and cracking on with carving my large woodcut (80 x 120 cms), a commission from Sky Arts TV channel. One of the occupational hazards of carving blocks for relief printing is the razor sharp tools that I use. I keep them in good condition with a leather strop and abrasive wax (below).

strop

My attention slipped for a split second, the tool slipped for a split second, and blood spurted out of one of my fingers. Oh well, could be worse. I’ve almost finished carving and it’s my first injury, so I’m not doing too badly.

 

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5 Responses to “Drawing Blood!”

  1. Sharon Mann November 26, 2018 at 14:52 #

    The blood, sweat and tears of creating!

  2. Leonie Andrews November 26, 2018 at 03:31 #

    Ouch! The other half is cutting a lino block for our Christmas card this year. So far so good.

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