Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gigantic Collagraph (The finished (?) piece State 2)

So….after consideration, I ran some Burnt Sienna mixed with an ass load (that’s technical terms) of Transparent Base to this. I felt that it gave it an aged, worn look and helped push back some of the brighter vibrant colors.

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Gigantic Collagraph (The finished (?) piece)

…and here it is! The final thing I added, was some chalk pastel to the wings to make it “pop”. Lot of work, but I’m happy with how it turned out. Still working on the title…

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Gigantic Collagraph (Part II.VIII)

The second blue background collagraph plate.

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Gigantic Collagraph (Part II. VII)

I added the first background collagraph layer. The odd look is attributed to the mylar mask, to prevent the image from turning colors.

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Gigantic Collagraph (Part II.VI)

The next step, a shit load of phototransfer.

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Gigantic Collagraph (Part II.V)

This is the actual print of the wing layer. Based off of the last proofs, I changed the orientation of the image. It’s going to be skinnier and wider, to fit the image better. This has not been torn down … Continue reading

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Gigantic Collagraph (Part II.IV)

So these were proofs that I did of the wings plate using water based Akua Inks, and I thought it was much easier to ink/wipe. The top one I used an underpainting technique to give the image a underlying red … Continue reading

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