藍鬍子版畫 Bluebeard Block Print

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Woolfelt 羊毛氈

藍鬍子是個恐怖的格林童話,故事版本眾說紛紜;然而故事的主軸是藍鬍子殺了很多任妻子,並將她們的頭懸掛在房間裡,而他的最後一任妻子,違背他的承諾,開了最後一道門,也因此發現這恐怖的事實。
Bluebeard is a French literary folktale, there are various versions. However; the main story is a violent nobleman who has bluebeard murdered his wives, and hung their heads on the wall in a room. The new wife discovered the room’s horrible secret.

實際上這故事有很多爭議點,有興趣的可以搜尋一下關鍵字”藍鬍子”。
There’s a lot of arguments. If you are interested in, you can google this keyword “bluebeard.”

全幅印出圖樣 Bluebeard block print
size: 220x145mm
source from: Miss Mary 

▼局部細節
 detail of this print

過程中外務很多,刻刻停停,沒有確實記錄時間,但前前後後約莫花了一個禮拜才完工。刻大幅的畫困難點在於,擔心長時間手與版子摩擦,怕摩掉版上轉印的圖案,因此覆蓋着紙,以防圖案轉淡,增加困難度。
There were bunch of works; so I didn’t accurate the time how long did I take. It seems I took almost a week to finish this. There were many difficulties, such as hand rub with plate when I was carving and it might remove the transferred picture on it. Therefore, I covered with a paper to prevent rubbing.

一開始光刻字就有想昏倒的感覺,直至開始刻線條時,就擔心會不會跟上回刻瓶子一樣,默默丟在旁邊,隔至數個禮拜才會有動力想刻?其實刻東西滿需要耐心跟毅力,起初找好圖時是充滿激動興奮的心情,下刀後發現太多細節,真的會讓人想昏倒,忍不住一直oh man個沒完,但刻到三成後就會很不住很想快點刻完。
I carved the letters at the first, then I would like to faint. Until I carved the lines, I was worried about I would abandon it as last time I carved vail stamp. It needs willpower and patient to finish difficult carving. Initially, I was full of excitement. When I carved a little then noticed there were too many details, and I blurted out “oh man” all the time. However, when I finished 30% of it, then I just wanted to finish it as quick as I can.

長時間握刀桿,且要花很大力氣在雕刻,導致虎口會紅腫疼痛;剛好想到羊毛氈筆套可以套在刀桿上,緩衝施力。
Due to holding knife for long time and using a lot of strength to carve, my hand web was getting red and swollen. Then I thought it would be better to cover the knife with a wool cap of pan. 

恐怖的是,這膠版裡常常有大大小小的異物,舉凡塑膠片到不明鐵片都有,因此經常磨損刀片,光是這幅圖應該就換了不下五片的刀片。
The horrible thing is, there are many different size of impurities from plastic to iron. Therefore, my art knife changed at least five blades for this whole plate.

一開始,刻這種規律線條還滿興奮的,因為很簡單,但是後面還有整排在等你的時候,就不那麼有趣了。
At the beginning, it was so exciting to carve this kind of regular lines. It’s easy! But if there were a group of them, then it won’t be exciting at all. 

刻完全幅的模樣,背景有幾個動是因為刻太大力,導致角刀挖空了部分區塊,還好沒傷到字體,不然就完全前功盡棄了。
I carved too hard to remove the black part, so there were some holes on the background. Fortunately, it didn’t harm any letters. 
局部欣賞 partial detail
怪物比例尺 monster scale

雖然全景有220x145mm這麼大,不過每刻頭的也不過佔全福的幾分之幾而已,何況每個髮絲裡面充滿着大大小小的間隙,要將筆跡的筆觸轉換成版畫確實是滿困難的,畢竟目前我還無法做到神雕的境界。
This picture whole size is 220x145mm, but each of heads is only little percentage of all. Besides, there are many size of space in their hair. It’s difficult to change stroke into carving, cause I’m not good enough to that limit.

卡通版的藍鬍子,完全不恐怖噢!
Bluebeard’s cartoon, it’s totally not horrible at all.

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