Monday, August 27, 2007

Experimental gocco print, day 3

Not quite as much progress today (but that was expected), both because it's errands day, and also as the print gets closer and closer to being finished, each step becomes harder and harder.

So this was the first attempt. I played around with the idea of using a specific pattern vs. the amorphous blob, and decided to go with the blob, which I originally conceived as a light gray, and had mocked it up as such last night. But I also didn't want it to appear white. By the time I got it 'gray enough' and printed it, it just looked too dull. I didn't like this at all. Decided to go with a light blue instead of a light gray. Another also -- decided the 'blob' had to be thinner.

So this was the 2nd attempt. And I printed the right side as well. The left side had to be printed twice, which you can sort of see. Most of the copies have some kind of a registration problem on the left edge. I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to deal with this yet. I also didn't get the photo while there was still sunlight in the afternoon, so it looks so yellowy from the flash.

Now that I'm looking at this again, I'm wondering if the blobs do need to be wider. I think I'll wait and do the next step first, before deciding on this.

Now we're off to bed (pretty early for me), so I can get up in another couple of hours and watch the colorful lunar eclipse.


gl. said...

we went to bed early so we could get up & watch the eclipse, too! it was great, wasn't it? perfect eclipse conditions, i think. although i wouldn't have complained if it had started around 11 p.m. instead of 2 a.m.

fingerstothebone said...

Yeah, and I'm definitely suffering from the consequences tonight!