Posted by Dave Bull at 2:24 AM, July 29, 2012 [Permalink]
Here we are, with our daily update on the printing progress on this image. And with the base tones basically in place (I may touch up more on those later) we begin to layer the brushwork:
Not much to see here yet, but over the next couple of days, it will start to make more sense.
I'm not quite sure if I will be able to get another impression done tomorrow; it's going to be pretty busy around here. Tsushima-san and Ayumi-san will be working some brushes on the sharkskin, and will need guidance, and Ishikawa-san is working on a Zeshin reproduction, for which she will need help too. In addition to this, a couple of college kids making a video are coming over to do some filming, and there will also be a visit from an NHK producer (no connection with those kids) to discuss my participation in an upcoming NHK World program sometime in early August. That'll be broadcast internationally, as well as on the net. It's not going to be a program about me; this time I'm being hired to act as 'travel guide' as we visit an interesting part of Japan.
And hopefully inbetween all this stuff, I might get some time at the bench, we'll see ...