100 Views of Birmingham
Metro Travelling Companions
This is half of the key block completed. I made a gradient becoming darker towards the figures in silhouette. Once dry I will add the Rotunda part of the key block. Really pleased with how the reflections on the wet pavement have turned out.
This is the last layer before the key block. There is a lot happening and I need to keep some areas quiet. At this stage I'm not sure exactly what colour to do the figures and reflections. I like the texture in this part of the print and I don't want to cover too much of this up.
This is one of Birmingham's gems - hidden in full view. Underneath spaghetti junction there is calm and a cathedral like stillness. It is asking for a resident sound artist and perhaps a radio 4 documentary.
I could then see allotments, bee keeping and a Sunday thrift market. It is a must have on my 100 famous views. Some of the images taken have a striking visual connection with Hiroshige's Edo.
This is my main 'working out' print. It has some pen drawing on it to help me register the different layers, but I also try out the colours and print all the plates onto here.
This is one of the 25 in the edition in progress. So far I have used two intaglio plates and two relief plates, with a gradient on the second relief plate.
Really looking forward to seeing the key block as this brings the whole thing together.
The reflections and glow of the lights in the wet pavement look promising at this stage.
Printmaker on a mission. 100 + prints of Brum inspired by Hiroshige.