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Mystique Series #17 : printing steps 15~17

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:10 AM, November 23, 2011 [Permalink]

This one was also quick and easy, but adds a lot to the image - it's a darkish grey, giving the shape to the beak and adding some random spots to the body:

Next was the final gradation on the tail sections, giving us the full 'layering' effect:

And ... a splash of red for the two seals:

We're within striking distance now, and unless there are any interruptions or distractions, she should be finished tomorrow.


Following comment posted by: Ken Morgan on November 24, 2011 12:28 AM

Dave- do we get a cage to put this bird on display? This is a very fine example of your work.
Looking ahead, have you picked your direction for your next series? The current trip has been a great learning experience, Thanks again.

Following comment posted by: Dave on November 24, 2011 7:45 AM

Cage? Well, you've already got your paulownia box to keep him in ... isn't that enough?

As for 'what's next?' ... Well, nothing has been nailed down yet, but I am of course tossing around various ideas, and I'll be posting about this in the not-too-distant future.

What sort of series/set would you want to see? Larger in scale and few in number, or smaller and 'more', as we have had in this current series?

Following comment posted by: Ken Morgan on November 24, 2011 9:35 AM

Knew you would refer to the "box", but a bird should have light and air!!
As to the next series I would prefer something in line with your past offerings. The size, and more important the variety of venues that you can draw from gives all of us a broader view of the history and future of this art form. Also, the price level makes this a good collectable.
Either way I plan to continue adding to my print collection.

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