Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Progress on Kousa Commission

This first photo is the second day of stenciling with inks on the Kousa berry. The second photo is after the third layer of inking. Working with Tsukineko inks is a lot like working with watercolors - I must preserve the lightest areas and add the color one layer at a time.

A good thing about taking progress photographs is to see the work in a new dimension. While the berry proportions are the same as the original dimensions, it seems out of balance to me. I am going to enlarge the berry in the lower area. I will show the changes in the next posting.

The white surrounding materials are the templates used to stencil the design onto the fabric. The green lines are the stenciled veins in the leaves around the berry.