Posted by Dave Bull at 11:33 AM, March 22, 2013 [Permalink]
Another good day of work on this print. Getting a very early start (before the other printers get here) helps a lot!
First today was the wide, faint gradation on the water ... dissolving to nothing over at the left side of the paper:
I wasn't sure how vivid to make the colour in the cartouche; too strong and it would draw the eye away from the main design. But with the bright flame right there in the center to attract attention, I think the cartouche won't interrupt:
And then the final - almost random in some places - splashes of black to highlight the birds' bodies:
That leaves us with four to go, and I think I should be able to get it done by (late) tomorrow evening ...