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Thursday, June 10, 2010

'The Ripple Watchers' final print

With the extra detail (fish scales, etc) now added, the illusion of two images is perhaps now biased towards the fish, but the overall effect I think is interesting. Note the sparse use of the second redution colour, black - the pupils and eyebrows only, remain on the faces. The rest of their face details was scraped away to nothing. It's hard to ruin a linocut in the name of your art, but this was an excercise in reduction linoprints. Next time I will be making a far bigger edition run. Perhaps then destroying my lino wont seem so drastic!

1 comment:

  1. both versions are beautiful. i think i'm partial to the spartan original where the fish isn't so defined...but the addition of black adds power. onward!