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waikiki lithograph - Eric Arthur Blair

Dec. 17th, 2006

10:30 pm - waikiki lithograph

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Candice said that the waikiki photo made her think of a lithograph of the same thing. I don't know how I could make it a lithograph BUT, I was playing with it and came up with this, which is cool anyway...

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Date:January 26th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)


Yours is better than one actually. Gorgeous; kudos!

Lithographs involve a very special process. Here's a few examples of completed results:
1. 19th century french lithograph: http://www.chessgraphics.net/jpg/saz06.jpg
2. gel lithograph: http://www.dynamicforces.com/images/Dawn-Acetate-Lithograph.jpg
3. example of most common lithograph styles today: http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/images/lithograph.jpg
my fav so far: http://www.benjurgensen.com/images/lithograph.jpg

Here's a few mini tutorials on what and how:
To make a lithograph, the artist first draws (or uses)an image, in reverse, on a fine-grained limestone or aluminum plate. For a one-color lithograph, ...
1. http://www.unm.edu/~tamarind/process.html
2. http://www.artists-press.net/art-of-lithograph.htm

I believe there's another printmaking process that is very similar in result to the lithograph with the difference being more definition, surrealism, and printed on materials such as brass, hot foil, special papers and additives, etc. that echoes your creation as well. These are commonly sold as collections or collectibles. I will send that to ya sometime if you like.
keep it up.
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