Monday, May 30, 2016

Drawing Pinecones for Stamp Carving

 
I was inspired by Jane LaFazio to hand carve a pinecone stamp.  I used my sketchbook to gather together some previous pinecone artwork and to sketch a few different kinds of cones.  (This is just one small sample of all that I drew).  I eventually decided on a Douglas-Fir cone.  The Douglas-Fir isn't a pine and it isn't a fir either, but that's an entirely different subject, isn't it!
 
You can see the finished stamp here also.  I used this ochre color to stamp out the cone as I proceeded.  I use a light color so that I can still see the drawing on the rubber material.



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