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Plotting a Course is a glue collagraph ghost (the process shots begin at the bottom of this post) with watercolor. The reference image (seen below) was snapped in the early 80’s, showing my step dad TC sitting in the cockpit of his Cape Dory sailboat, studying a paper chart (slated to cease production in favor of digital charts). The subject is someone near and dear to me, but I also like the geometry of the marina and boat parts around him. There isn’t a discernible boat in the composition, but if you’ve been around boats at all (have you?), the lines, sailcloth and canvas dodger hint at a nautical environment.
|Drawing on matboard with glue|
I’m thinking about making a demo video of this glue collagraph process on my YouTube channel. Are you interested in seeing the step-by-step process in motion?
Let me know in the comments, and leave any other questions you have about making a glue collagraph.
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Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.
~Henry David Thorough (1817-1862)