A different kind of Star Wars Project


#1

I’ve had my GF for just over a week and basically all I want to do is digitize my sketchbook and score silly little drawings into plywood (yes we are eating a lot of take-out right now). Decided to try adding some paint today. I love the way the score groove gives such a nice and clean edge against the raw plywood, although I think I’m going to try gessoing my next one first to see if I can get a smoother painting surface.


#2

Cute! (And yes, take-out is your friend.) :smile:


#3

Love the artwork! It looks great on the wood.


#4

I love Wally like your art! It will be interesting to see your gessoed one.


#5

Great art work…great project!


#6

Neat idea! You can turn all of your painted sketches into their own sketchbook :slight_smile:


#7

I’m dying to make some custom Traveler’s Notebook covers but leather needs to wait until my venting system is a little more airtight. But you have just reminded me of all the engraved moleskines I’ve got saved to my Pinterest laser board…


#8

Don’t know that you can actually engrave on moleskin. Do some research before you try it, I seem to vaguely recall it not being a good laser candidate. (Might be wrong, just check it out before lasering.) :slightly_smiling_face:


#9

Yeah, I did some mild poking around a couple of years ago and think I remember it being possibly questionable. Research rabbit hole, here I come. :face_with_monocle:


#10

So awesome…this is exactly why I got a forge!! Yay artwork. What type of paint are you using?


#11

Yeah, I’m pretty excited about the possibilities with this thing. :art:

I used matte acrylics (Acryla gouache and Jo Sonja matte fluid acrylics) on an unfinished birch plywood panel. I’m going to gesso the next panel before scoring and try regular gouache.