Monday, 28 September 2009

The Lives Of Gallant Ladies.


Now that the final sanding has been done to the boards and spine of the book I can turn my attention to the leather.
The skin was split to 0.6 mm with the turn-ins pared down to 0.4 mm.

The design has been hand dyed with spirit dye applied with a small brush. There is still more to be done but this is the base or foundation design. Being a two volume edition the 2nd volume will be different. So far, so good. I particularly enjoy seeing the brush strokes, the painterly quality lends depth and movement.

1 comment:

Paper Dragon Books said...

hi mark...
are drawing free hand , do you have a trace is it marked out in a fashion??
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