First printing of Cedar Path is done!

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Cedar Path is finished, and available for purchase on the Available Prints page.

Although I originally imagined this print as done in monochrome – perhaps all in blue, in homage to the aizuri-e tradition – and even mocked it up in blue, I abandoned that plan pretty early in the test printing process.

Here’s the final palette I landed on. I used a fair amount of sumi in the last few impressions! Number 14 was the key lines; the 15th was a bokashi to deepen the shadows on the bushes ahead.

I waited until near the end to print the key lines. Here’s what the print looked like just before, with impression 13 (grayish violet) as the most recent:

After adding the key lines and the deeper shadows, and drying –

I’m now wondering if I can pull off a sunset image with the same blocks! Hmm… might need more/different shadows.

2 thoughts on “First printing of Cedar Path is done!

  1. Very nice! Is there a particular reason why you printed the key lines at the end? Though, I do like how it looks without the key lines.

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    1. Hi!
      I tend to do the key lines last. When I’ve printed them first, it’s seemed like they get lost and I end up printing them again at the end anyway. For this print, I think I got them a little too strong though!

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