(We were thinking about doughnuts… that’s why we look so happy.)
Guys! Guys! I finished the animation, finally. I ended up with 188 hand-colored intaglio prints made from nine different plates. I made the music/sound in Frooty Loops and mixed it in Audacity.
I finished making intaglio prints for my animations (170! total), and they’re all scanned and assembled. I just have to make music/sound, and it’ll be complete. After three months of printing, it’s really nice to see this all come together. I will post it on Vimeo as soon as it’s ready.
Hmm, I’ve been fully of sneak(y) previews lately. Anyway, I’ve been hard at work on the intaglio animation: printing, watercoloring, and printing some more. Here is a look at the bunny running prints I watercolored on Sunday.
I’m in the home stretch: I’ve made 120 prints, and I only have 50 more.
I finished my test animation.
Here it is.
I am making an animation out of intaglio prints.
I told Cerese about this, and her first question was “WHY?” My answer is simple: intaglio plates are reworked relatively easily, and thus are conducive to modifying over and over. I am making a print with each modification, so hopefully soon I will have a hefty stack of prints to scan and make into a video. And then I’ll add Frooty Loops-made music. I think this is a really great idea, albeit extremely time-consuming. I guess we all know where I’ll be every night for the next three and a half months?
Anyways, I am making a practice version this week, a fun one of Jake playing keyboard, to learn more about drypoint and how this process will work. I started with an etching, and then modified it using drypoint and burnishing. I’m considering hand-coloring it? Ahh, if only there were more hours in the day!
PS Here is a neat intaglio animation, using a different strategy.
PPS I’m absolutely hand-coloring this, starting right NOW.