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Days 4, 5 and 6 – and a new Projects Gallery

Life got a bit hectic and I wasn’t sure if I’d get Days 4 and 5 finished, but Day 6 was a breeze. ┬áDay 4 was a bit of practice on the new plastic engraving material I’ve been trying out. I printed a blue version on Hosho paper, then carved some more tentacles and printed black over the top – then added watercolour to the back of the paper to give a glowing effect. This is the tiny plankton stage of the Medusa jellyfish.

Day 4: Plankton stage, Medusa jellyfish. Plastic engraving limited edition print with watercolour

Day 4: Plankton stage, Medusa jellyfish. Plastic engraving limited edition print with watercolour

Then on Day 5 I found a linocut I’d done a while back and scanned it, printed it on watercolour paper and added some colour: that was quick and easy!

Day 5: Banggai Cardinalfish, linocut with hand colouring

Day 5: Banggai Cardinalfish, linocut with hand colouring

Day 6 was the most fun: I made a monoprint with the ink left over from Day 4, scanned it into Photoshop and played with it, then printed it on the watercolour paper and had more fun with watercolour wash! The paper wrinkled so it gives even more of an underwater feeling!

Day 6: Zebra shark, monotype scanned and enhanced in Photoshop, printed on Bockingford with added watercolour

Day 6: Zebra shark, monotype scanned and enhanced in Photoshop, printed on Bockingford with added watercolour

I’ve now started a gallery for all the images called the Projects Page, which you can access from the Home Page. It takes you directly to the Redbubble gallery – or you can order the postcards in batches of 10 from me via my contacts page.

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