Latest A4 project using an old hanky and a few other bits from around the place. I like the fringe/cilia off the edge of the brown shape.
I hadn’t done any ‘marks in the dark for a while so I thought I’d draw the central motif and edges of this work.
The ease of drawing spirals while waiting for the bus to leave the interchange …
is not reflected in stitching the same shape.
A woodblock printing workshop with Mr Tatsuya Ito at Megalo print studio + gallery in March encouraged me to re-look at one of the most famous woodblock series printed in Japan, the One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. The Brooklyn Museum has a full set of the prints accessible on their website. What is even better is that you can zoom in and look at the details of each print. I became intrigued with the fireworks depicted in the top right hand corner of this print.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). Fireworks at Ryogoku (Ryogoku Hanabi), No. 98 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, 8th month of 1858. Woodblock print, Sheet: 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (36.2 x 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Anna Ferris, 30.1478.98
My first response was a pencil version
and today I made a stitched version
This is somewhat out of sequence datewise, but I thought I’d better start at the beginning!
Ball point pen