I decided I just had to produce some artwork based on the photos of the hippo and did a quick watercolour of him:
|"Hippo Float" Watercolour and Ink Painting.|
|"Steampunk Hippo" Acrylic Painting.|
This is the collagraph printing plate just being covered in prussian blue ink. (The image is reversed on the printing plate).
The printing plate fully wiped and ready to go into the printing press.
The finished print just off the press!
I loved this one so much that I decided I must do a couple more prints of the hippo swimming. Here's three of the printing plates inked up and ready to be printed.
And the finished collagraph prints with a touch of purple watercolour paint added to bring out the hippos.
|"Hippo Swim 1" Limited Edition Collagraph Print|
|"Hippo Swim 2" Limited Edition Collagraph Print|
|"Hippo Swim 3" Limited Edition Collagraph Print|
I love these so much I might have to do a few more collagraph prints of hippos very soon!