Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Painting and printing
As usual I have a dozen things going on at once, and sometimes it becomes a little overwhelming. However, when I sit down and break it into chunks, I usually can wrap my head around it.
I've been finishing some more gyotaku prints to meet my self imposed deadline of December 31st to finish them. This time its capelin. I can't get away with painting them larger than life and have to deal with one by one inking their tiny bodies and molding the paper gently over them to get a good impression. Some you win, some you lose, some the capelin loses. Capelin are fairly fragile being small but I usually manage to get about 8 or 10 prints from a single fish before it starts to disintegrate. Yes, I know, more information than you need to know.
While waiting for the capelin prints to dry before I can add more detail, I did some more work on Monty, the bulldog. It still has a ways to go yet and I'm not sure if the proportions are quite right now that I look at it. He has the look that says he knows where the biscuit tin is and he's not moving til he gets some.