Sparrow’s wing

Thinking about what I can productively do while my monotype students are working the press and don’t need me, I used my newly acquired understanding of my digital camera to take photographs of material I’ve collected over the years. One of the things I have is a sparrow’s wing that my daughter’s cat left behind in their yard (clearly, after consuming the rest of the bird). Here’s the corrected photo: Then I flattened it and ran it through a couple of filters to reduce it to a line drawing that I could make a stamp from. Have I mentioned I LOVE Photoshop? Here’s the result:

Next I traced the Photoshopped image with #2 pencil (which took all day and part of the next), inverted it onto a stamp block and transferred the drawing with a burnisher. I’m now in the process of cutting this stamp block, which is going well but will take me quite a lot of time!

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