Thursday, October 17, 2013

Clover image from Interstices & Intersections

In the run-up to the Oxford Fine Press Fair on November 2 and 3, I have been working flat out to have as much of Interstices & Intersections printed (or proofed) for a new mock-up to show at the fair. The schedule has made blogging nearly impossible. At the end of the day I'm simply too tired to reflect and write about my process. With the dummy sheets finally off to Daniel Kelm for binding the mock-up, Annie came by the studio yesterday and photographed every state and progressive proof to date, as well as the proofed images for the dummy. I'll write about a few more of the images over the next few weeks but in the meantime I'll just deal with the clover image from Proposition 6.30.

I begin by drawing an outline of my clover patch in pencil and then scanning and re-drawing it in outline in Illustrator.

I then divide the clover petals into four different densities
Creating four levels within the image

I then draw highlights for each level in separation

Re-combining and inverting them digitally
Producing a plate that prints as so

I then create a four-tiered shadow that I print in a gray made of equal parts orange and black
For the final image below