12 May 2007

Roman Boar Print

In between removing water-soaked carpet from the mini flood last week that soaked my basement, fixing a hole in the roof (which reminded me I hate heights), I managed to get the Year of the Boar prints done. Nothing like a postage increase to give you motivation.


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Color 1 - Burnt Siena


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Color 2 - Alizarian Crimson



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Color 3 - Violet + white



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Final Color - Black

All things considered, I didn't care for the paper. A little too lightweight for my tastes. Once I conquer my registration problems, I'll give Moku Hanga another shot. I did the moku hanga methods on this print, except for using lino instead of wood.

2 comments:

Carla said...

Very handsome! Forgive my ignorance, but what's moku hanga?

Constance said...

It's a Japanese method of printing using a woodblock and water based inks. You can do many layers and build up some subtle gradations of tone. This printmaker, Annie Bissett has some great examples on her blog of what can be done.