Here is a 'never again!'
project. This is a big print - it is a
poster for a local chorus group, and measures 54 x
40 centimetres. It's about 12 or thirteen
impressions, and is done on a hard stiff paper, not
the soft washi that I normally use for
woodblock prints. I had to make upwards of 100
copies for distribution around the town.
Somebody from the group passed me an image of
the woman and the seashell (I have no idea where
she got it), and I arranged it into a posterish
design, along with the required lettering (done in
both positive and negative).
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In retrospect, I can't believe that I actually
agreed to do this job (volunteer ...), as it was an
insane amount of work. Trying to print that wide
sky area on such heavy paper is very hard labour
indeed, and I very nearly broke down and couldn't
do it. But I had promised them that I would make
their posters, so I did ...
But as I said ... never again ...