My version from a fresco painting using Japanese copying technique. To get the colors right I was adviced to heat the pigments in a pan to wait for the right shade. to come- delicate!
These are two man from the Takamatsuzuka Tomp painting, a National Treasure from the end of the 7 th century. And from what I could understand from my poor Japanese, the condition of the original fresco is yet unstable.
For me the most diffucult part was to learn about "beautiful lines" and to wait (all the time) for the colour to dry and then to find out how much darker ( or ! ) brighter they actually appear.
Here I share last weeks status quo of my woodblock printing preparation. The woodblocks are from cherry tree and I will try to use its "beautiful lines" ( ! ) to - what? Maybe it looks like mountains?