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Arts of Japan series : print #4 - printing steps 6~8

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:41 PM, September 23, 2012 [Permalink]

After the 'main event' feeling of getting the kimono tone in place, the next few impressions add some of the supporting cast. I'm adding another block to some of the hair ornaments. In the original, these are all done with a single block, but I think they need a bit of variety:

After six impressions, are we nearly done? Halfway, actually!

Next is a contrasting tone for one of the lower parts of her kimono. I thought at first this was the obi sash, but it's actually another section of the main kimono design:

And the background colour for the title cartouche goes in next, even though the outlines of the box are not yet done.

It's a tiny bit dangerous doing it this way, because I'm trusting that my cutting is in accurate registration, but I like to have the lettering going on last if possible, so that it has a bit of relief against the flat colour ...


Following comment posted by: Julio Rodriguez on September 25, 2012 7:22 AM

Coming along very nicely Dave, is there going to be a general background color ?

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