Originally he was only going to have a hat but I couldn't resist adding a smart waistcoat and cravat.
|Steampunk Penguin Acrylic Painting|
This is the first colour, a kind of blue black metallic colour which was applied all over the printing plate and then wiped off again to just leave the colour in the indentations/roughest part of the plate. (Apologies for the messy background, I always think you have must have had a very good printing session when you find you have to wipe ink off door handles, lightswitches and your face!)
The next step I added an acetate stencil shape of the penguin to mask this out while I applied the blue background a la poupee (French for the doll), basically applying a different colour to the printing plate with a small pad of fabric rolled up tightly so that the ink stays on the surface of the plate and the black background ink still shows through.
The penguin stencil was then removed and another stencil applied which covers all the background and only the waistcoat is then showing. I applied red ink a la poupee.
This stencil was removed and another applied with only the cravat showing. Purple ink was applied.
Heres a close up of the finished printing plate all ready to go onto the press to be printed!
|Steampunk Penguin Collagraph Print|