Sunday, July 25, 2010

First Proof Close-up


Here's the first proof from my initial plate when I was considering the image as a dyptic. The image is a little too dark so I will adjust the exposure time for the negative. (The dot screen exposure seems fine.) When using ImagOn, it is recommended that you do a step test for each image to determine the optimum exposure time. Of course, being an impatient artist, I usually just like to wing it (no pun intended) and see what happens. After I have a sense of how the plate prints, I usually step back and end up doing a step test anyway. The goal it to get as much detail as possible and nice rich darks. I like this image as it stands so I may pull a few prints of just the boxed bird; maybe add some chine colle. We'll see.

I usually print on damp paper but this time I'm experimenting with dry Hahnemuhle Copperplate and Akua inks.

3 comments:

  1. Melody,
    It's great to be able to follow your process. I agree that the two images work well together as one piece, rather than a diptych, although I'm sure you could make a diptych work, too. I thought I was the only person who had a macabre fascination with dead birds. I, too, have included them in my mixed media work (not shown on my blog). This is a beautiful work-in-progress!

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  2. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

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