Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Chickens: Radical Revision

 I looked at yesterday's chicken watercolor drawings and carved the shapes straight onto rubber blocks.
I like the essential chickenly shapes that seem to me to work even in the absence of contouring.
The very pale printing is due to dried out stamp pads.  I like the pebbly texture they gave on this rough-surfaced paper, but the paleness is too light.  Tomorrow I'll get a really good black plus a dark brown stamp pad and re-print these.  I tapped on the reds and yellows with the corners of other stamp pads.  5562b has watercolor yellow and red.  Too dark for the body.  Still proofing.

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