MIRRORDRUM BLUE 3
This is one of my favorite pictures of the last 10 years. It has a lot of problems but it captures something I never expected to be able to get. I wish I could describe the circumstances that were extant but I don't have my friend's permission to use his name and I don't know how to reach him. So. . .suffice it to say that it captures something I wanted to capture and I've wanted to do it as a monotone print for years.
I had lost the print and when I started this course was wishing I had it. What lo! I got an e-mail from a friend I haven't talked to for several years. Attached was a 45kb scan of this print. It was a horrid scan.
I called her and, among other things, asked her if she had the actual print and how she'd ended up with it and could I have it back.
Apparently, I'd asked her to scan it for me before I had a scanner. She'd lost it and I'd forgotten what I did with it. I had spent the preceding 2 days going through every print I have trying to find it. I found every one from that day except this one.
She immediately sent me the print, I scanned it and here it is. It needs lots of work but this was fun.
I did this as a duotone. I used black as the dark color and one of the light pantone blue colors but I didn't write down the palette or the number. I tried so many. Sorry about that.
I nearly went berserk with this technique. I really like but have been unable to produce monochrome or lightly tinted images prior to now. This is an incredible gift. I can’t believe the options.
Now I need to figure out what prints well and how to determine what palettes and things to use for printed images vs. web images. Wow.