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Mystique Series #11 : printing steps 14~16

Posted by Dave Bull at 4:40 AM, February 16, 2011 [Permalink]

Another application of a blue tone - just at the bottom of the image this time - will complete the grasses:

I think this leaves us with four different greens in the print, although one of them, on the tail, is very similar to part of the grass, and wouldn't really get noticed as being distinct ...

Next is the final 'highlight' tone block on the turtle shell:

We continue 'filling in' areas that need more depth, with a gradation on the rocks - bottom up:

In the home stretch now, but still too much for a single day's work. The next two blocks are both a bit difficult to print, but they'll transform our image. Looking at this now, what do you think it still needs? Anything 'missing' that you can determine? (And I don't mean the outer border embossing pattern, which will come after everything else is done ...)


Following comment posted by: John Becker on February 16, 2011 10:26 PM

I'm guessing the water isn't done yet. Maybe a blue gradient up top?

Following comment posted by: Mark Mason on February 16, 2011 11:54 PM

This has been such an interesting progression to see, green without green, especially.
I would guess at some kind of bokashi graduation at the top (or bottom) of the water, maybe a grey block to add shading throughout (on the pink larger coral, a cast shadow of the man on the turtle etc., and I'd also add some pattern (either pigment or blind print/embossing)on the man's clothes.
That would just about do it for me!
Lovely print and a fascinating collaboration between artist and printmaker. You have something good here.

Following comment posted by: Sharri on February 17, 2011 3:59 AM

Love those bubbles, but they could be more prominent - so maybe a bokashi on the water & some highlights. ?

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