Friday, 6 February 2009

Year of the Ox Prints

I finished my Year of the Ox woodblock Postcard prints a couple of weeks ago, and here they are. The finished edition size is about 25. My previous post on the design of the Ox postcard is HERE.

I overprinted the green background with a bokashi graduation effect from the bottom of the print, and a second doughnut shaped bokashi effect on the ox.

When my wife, Sally, saw the finished print for the first time she said it looked like a baby on a space hopper. Job done.

The prints were made using Hydrus Pigment Watercolours and printed onto blank Japanese postcards.


Annie B said...

Nice job with the circular bokashi - not easy to do! I love the look on the "baby's" face -- pure joy.

Emma said...

I've just discovered your blog. I love Japanese and Chinese art and culture, so I really love your work.

Mark Mason said...

Thanks for the kind comments. I've a few remaining prints of this which I'll be listing on Etsy very soon.