For my second project, I wanted to do something I hadn't done before, and decided to look up block printing. I was still stuck on what to draw, and remembered the little character I made for future use in SGD. First I sketched it out on printer paper and practiced posing before coming to the conclusion that I like the sort-of 'floating' pose.
Afterwards, due to my proficiency in Photoshop CC 2018, I decided to redo it, much cleaner, and digitally. I used the pen tool along with the brush tool with smoothing cranked all the way up. Since I was drawing with a mouse, it was a bit harder than normal, but I believe it came out very well. I'm happy with the result.
Now that I have my digital redux of it, it's time to print it out in black and white and transfer it onto my block. I did this by going over anything black with graphite, then flipping the sheet onto my block and shading all across the back of the sheet. The lines were transferred nicely and the printer ink was able to transfer the gradients. Once that was done, I just went over all of the graphite bits with permanent marker. The block ends up being mirrored to what the final product would ideally look like.
Now it was time to start carving out the block. For my first layer, I had to carve out anything I wanted to stay white, and paint it silver for the eyes. I decided on making four prints of it.
Once that was done, I started carving out to do the pink layer for the mouth. It didn't take long, I just had to carve out the eyes as I want them to stay silver.
It looks spotty, but the only part I really need to stay pink is the mouth. The rest will be done over in a layer of grey for the shirt, blue for the fur, and then black for the lines. Anyways, next is to carve out the mouth so I can create my grey layer.