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I'll start this off ... with some of my first prints ...
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Author:  David Bull [ Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:21 pm ]
Post subject:  I'll start this off ... with some of my first prints ...

I don't have a copy of my actual 'first' print; I pulled only a single impression of that one, and threw it away (along with the block) a few minutes after making it ... Yes, it was that bad, and it was that disappointing. But I still have a few copies of the next couple of experiments, and I guess it's no big shame if I show them here, even though they are kind of rough.

From the (planned) series - 'Five Views Under the Moon':
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And the (planned) series - 'Five Views of Japanese Buildings':
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(Don't ask about the 'Five Views' stuff ... I have no idea what I was thinking ...)

These are indeed, pretty rough! Un-repaired line chips, hopelessly clumsy carving, poor impressions ... But after all, I have a good excuse for all the problems ... I didn't have access to a 'Your First Print' eBook! :lol:

Author:  Steve Sisney [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I'll start this off ... with some of my first prints ...

i think these are very good first prints, particularly the characters.

could you share with us what they say in English?

also, how large are these prints?

Author:  David Bull [ Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I'll start this off ... with some of my first prints ...

Steve Sisney wrote:
could you share with us what they say in English?

I put the translation of each title up there in the post, along with the images ...

Quote:
also, how large are these prints?

They are not a standard size, but come out to about B5 I guess. That's not a bad size to work with for early experiments. Much larger, and the printing become a lot of hard work, but much smaller means lots of delicate registration issues ...

Looking back on these prints now, I can see that although they are laughably bad, they were very useful training. If I had had access to somebody with experience of how to print (remember, I was working completely alone) they would have looked much better ...

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