Friday, February 18, 2011

Here's the Rub

02/18/2011 Year of the Rabbit Print test rubbing

Before actually printing a test proof I like to do a rubbing from the blocks using colored pencils. What doesn't really show here is that there are two blue tones. One that is straight up and one printed either on white or that has white printed over it, depending on what works best (maybe both). The paper I plan on using has a slight neutral tone, this paper is grey, but the general effect is, hopefully, getting close.

12 comments:

Paula said...

Down in the lower right hand corner, they're the registration marks? It's interesting to see how three - become one!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Yes, Paula, on the blocks you can see on the lower right and in the middle of the bottom, the Kentos, little notches that are used to line up the paper!!

RoadBunner said...

It looks great!

Ellen Shipley said...

Lovely!

Glenna said...

How interesting--I've never seen this done! I absolutely adore the photos, but I want to grab up Amelia and just smoosh her and stroke her nose.

Clovie Boy said...

Looks good! Like the colors.

tamara said...

the feet are GENIUS.

Friend of the Animals said...

I like it.

Karen M said...

Really interesting to watch this come together. It's beautiful.

Crafty Green Poet said...

it's lovely, i love Amelia's pose and the patterns of the clouds!

Lisa said...

Absolutely lovely. You do enjoy using Amelia as a subject, don't you? And why wouldn't you?

Andrew Stone said...

Love the Tibetan Clouds.
Curious to see how the white prints over blue.....(it's always better to learn from someone else's experiments!)
Also the blue shadows of the paw/ear.