Inspiration 62: Gyotaku

Pronounced “Gee O Ta Coo” – it is the Japanese art of fish prints. In this process, you actually use a fish, cover it will inks and paints, then transfer the ink to the paper.

In this example my husband used a fish mold instead of a real fish, block printing ink, rice paper, and embellished the eyes with colored pencils and a white gel pen.

What I find fascinating is that you can see the scales, textures and unique features of the fish…then color it to suit your own creativity.



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