I wanted to post an update,and thank you for your patience. When I entered into the Fish Bridge project, I did not want to simply clear out old inventory for the rewards offers , but wished to make the rewards benefit from the newly learned methodology and inspiration.
After the Tour of Japan,and the subsequent Gyotaku encounters this summer, I got to work... The most universal reward component across the gamut of you supporters is the Gyotaku note cards. I wanted to include at least 2 new images, direct fruit of the effort, namely the Dolphin and the John Dory, seen previously in the updates. To complete the indirect print themselves, the eyes needed to be researched and added to the image. Then the digital scanning and adjustment, and card series layout and pre-press work.. The printing to begin next week.
The next most universal reward is the hand tinted, non-Gyotaku brook trout Pen and Ink reproduction. I classify these as "hybrid" images, and each and every one becomes an original, as the colors are carefully layered to each print with transparent colored inks. I have always been pleased with the final product from this process.
Some of the Gyotaku reproduction print rewards are also newly edited and printed and put through the same process as the note cards and printed out on archival materials.
The original print rewards like the etchings that are part of current inventory, are accompanied by other rewards like the note cards, so shipping of these with be mutual.
The goal is to get all rewards out in the next couple weeks, and hopefully still in time to be used as holiday offerings if desired.
Look for updates soon. Thanks again for your patience, I hope you feel it was worth the wait,and enjoy your holiday celebrations.
Your fish geek printmaker,