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Inevitable by rabid-potato Inevitable by rabid-potato
I wanted to do another woodcut with the same colors as Rebis, and I had an image in my head of moths stuck to tar or sap or molasses that just wouldn't go away.


This print is an attempt at being more subtle about my symbolism instead of just tossing alchemical iconography everywhere...although I do love my alchemical symbols. They aren't going away anytime soon.

6-run reduction woodcut on red oak (delicious texture), 10 1/2"x19", 16 impressions.
©E. Patrician =rabid-potato 2010.
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sandersblack Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This piece is just awesome. The colors are great and the wood grain is just perfect. Did you do anything special to get the grain to pop like that?
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   General Artist
Thank you so much!
I enhanced the texture by running a wire bristle barbecue brush with the grain, but most of it is just the wood itself. I've found myself rapidly falling in love with red oak, haha.
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itharu Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Exposing the wood texture is something that was really needed for this work to stand out more than it would without it. Excellent work in getting that to show and print.
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   General Artist
Thank you! Red oak is a joy to work with- all I did to enhance the texture was run a wire bristle brush along the grain to bring it out a little.
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wyte-majick Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i like being able to see the texture of the wood in this impression :) It's brilliant!
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
Thank you! I definitely want to incorporate the grain of the wood into my work more.
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gornikiewicz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Incredibly good job!
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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C-2-158 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student
Beautiful print, flawless registration, well composed.
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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