Monday, May 02, 2011
I'm having a small break from the water tonight and am finishing a couple of gyotaku prints. This lovely red snapper turned up last week and the defined scales and gill covers make a good candidate for printing.
The fish measures 17" nose to tail and its printed on 18" x 25" okawara paper using Caligo ink. I added the eye using watercolours and he's ready to go once mounted.
I took another couple of prints from the same inking left on the fish using lightweight art tissue. I love the delicacy of tissue but it tears so easily its a bit frustrating to use. This is the print directly off the fish without the eye added.