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Arts of Japan series : print #5 - printing steps 6~8

Posted by Dave Bull at 4:39 PM, March 20, 2013 [Permalink]

Well, look at that ... I did manage to get three colours done today too!

First was another grey tone - this one deepens various places, and transforms the colour of the main character's shirt:

The next two were quick and easy (which is why I managed to get three done today). First was a vermillion gradation to put fire in the basket:

And the next was a green tone on the two bamboo poles, one of which takes a different colour because it has the boat base tone underneath:

I'm not going to make any predictions about tomorrow's work, because there will be three girls here working on printing, and I have no idea how much time I'll have for my own stuff, or even if I'll have a bench to work at, once they all get here.


Following comment posted by: Jacques on March 20, 2013 8:55 PM

Congratulations! As far as I am concerned these are not three but four impressions. How on earth did you manage to print the vermillion gradation and do the smoke embossing at the same time?

Following comment posted by: Dave on March 20, 2013 9:17 PM

smoke embossing

It's actually a bit misleading at this point - the smoke is coming later (last, I think). The 'embossing' you are seeing there is simply the block for the fire shape, which extends up well beyond the area on which pigment is being applied. That little bit of 'glow' you see in that area will be pretty much buried by grey smoke later ...

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