Monday, May 02, 2011

Red Snapper

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.

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