Making of a Lei Print II:
Step 5 - Laying down a bottom layer - This can involve setting down 5-7 different base colors. At this point, I need to know what color ranges are going to go where before I get to anything resembling a final stage. Mess this part up, and it’s a big do-over.
Step 6 – Putting in the top layer of color using the planned scheme. Finally getting somewhere . . . . .
Step 7 – Digital work - This involves adjusting the colors on screen to resemble those in the original drawing and choosing a background. At this point, I’ll start printing test proofs to see how the colors look in the final print. It generally takes about 20 test proofs to get it right.