Phipps - 2017 Annual Flora Project: Process Click on an image for better viewing and info
Both flower drawings were combined in Photoshop, then printed out and transferred to a scratchboard to produce the final image. Scratchboard allows for very fine, detailed lines.
The scratchboard drawings were scanned, reversed in Photoshop for a black image on white background, then combined into one image.
I printed the final image onto a transparency and exposed the solarplate. The plate was printed using the intaglio inking process on an etching press.
Testing out colors for the leaves to reflect seasonal changes. Several semi-transparent color layers create luminosity.
I decided to make a new plate and add the river landscape. I made this scratchboard of the landscape.
I repeated the process of scanning the scratchboard landscape and adding it to my image. I also changed the layout of the fruit.
Final solarplate exposed in my UV lightbox with a transparency printed from my final image in Photoshop.
Proof print using my final plate. Now I need to print a few more doing a cleaner wipe of the background. Then apply the watercolor!