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Arts of Japan series : print #5 - printing steps 3~5

Posted by Dave Bull at 5:06 PM, March 19, 2013 [Permalink]

Here are the next three impressions on the print.

The main group of actors makes their entrance, although of course not in finished form yet:

Next up is a base tone for the boats:

And a tone for the areas of exposed skin:

There colors like this makes for a pretty full day of work. I have 120 sheets in the stack, so to get through it three times in a day I do have to keep at it pretty steadily. Not sure if I'll have the chance to get three more tomorrow ... two will be lucky.


Following comment posted by: Marc Kahn on March 19, 2013 10:58 PM

This one is coming together nicely! I especially like the smiles on the fishermen's faces. It seems that they are having a productive night.

Following comment posted by: Dave on March 19, 2013 11:21 PM

coming along ...

Yes, finally ... But I am so embarrassed that it has been nearly six months since I sent the previous one (at the beginning of October last year). I don't quite understand how this came about. I know about the other work that has kept pushing it back bit by bit, but six months? Did I blink? What happened?

And where do I go from here? Once this is finished in a couple of days, I have to quickly carve the next pair of Chibies, and then have to get the next Heroes print carved, as Numabe is waiting to get the printing started. And there's the winter newsletter still to write ('winter newsletter' ... hah!), and then a (major) speech I have to prepare for early May ... and on and on ...

This is all very well, and a lot of people are happy with the things we are producing, and I'm having fun, but that group of long-time collectors of mine is presumably going to lose patience with all this at some point. I wonder what would have happened if the Heroes project had come along a few months earlier - just before I started the Arts series. Perhaps I would at this point no longer be a printmaker, and would just be a manager ... it's a curious thought ...

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