Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tarzana and John

The most challenging one so far, I had to do a couple plant and flora studies.  I ended up having about 9 colors in the end.

Page 1 of plant studies:

Some quick, intial thumbs:

(I wanted Tarzana to be a large, robust woman carrying a small and dainty John)

 Eventually settled on a composition shaped like so:

After thumbs I do a clean sketch version:

Followed by by a color test/study using tracing paper:

Steps not shown in my tedious routine include a bigger, finalized sketch which I ink; the 9 stencils I have to make for exposure; and of course the actual printing itself.  

"Tarzana and John"

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