Terrier Print continued

Yesterday I started a print in honor of a friends birthday. Today I’ve finished it. Images below show the next proofs in the series.

Overall, the image works for the most part. If I were to do it again, the nose would change (a bit higher and larger on the face) Also would work on shading more. I might be able to pop some watercolors in before mounting, darkening the eyes & nose. I’m certainly more pleased with the dark brown ink. The blue was bugging me. The image is hand printed on mulberry paper.

Signing information found on prints:

Most people purchase hand pulled prints that feature a number in an edition(ie. 2/25), plus a title,  artist signature and date.  Some prints show other identifiers like the ones below.

S/P: state proofs show early development changes before the final edition

T/P: Trial proofs are early proofs focusing on color or wiping technique changes.

BAT: Bon a tirer proof= good to print! Enough said!

A/P: Artist’s Proof is a reserved portion of an edition that the artist holds on to, typically 10%-15% of the edition.

So, after looking at the list, the blue dog images are S/P’s and the dark brown print would be considered a BAT. In school we were required to turn in examples of all the different state & trial proofs along with the final edition. It’s certainly nice to see the progression of work but I’m happy to recycle the in between stages!

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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