After proofing the key black plate for "Alpha Son", I transferred the image to another plat and cut away the second colored plate. I remembered to bring my camera into the studio today to capture the work in process in a studio environment.
|Both plate on an inking surface, with colors rolled out|
I had visions of using the bold colors of some of the original cars I drew from in my second colored plate. Given the bold outlines for each car, I had the option of inking individual cars with unique colors, almost like an a la poupee inking in etching.
|After printing the colored plat with selective areas printed; inked black plate in place, ready to print|
As I proofed in red with transparent blue and orange with transparent green. there were parts that I liked, but wasn't satisfied by the composition as a whole.
|After printing the black plate over the multi-colored printed colored plate|
Finally, I tried proofing with an opaque cream on the second plate.
|After printing the colored plate inked in opaque cream|
I liked bringing the unity of a single color across all the subjects, but keeping the color impact subtle, to enjoy the strong black and white composition of the key black plate.
|Cream printed proof on the drying rack|
It's always a journey, but I think we are now approaching the edition proof!