I finally worked out the best way to finish up the Toile de Baltimore/Maryland, and that was to completely get rid of all of the colours and just pull it back to black and white. Because the photographs of the toile came from such different sources and were shot in such different lights and environments, getting rid of the colour was the only way I could assure that I got the same colour. Then I translated it into the traditional blueprint-blue on a white ground. Ohhhh… maybe a little lighter. I also pulled back the contrast on this one, because we were thinking it looked too blotchy. How about a nice rusty red? Or a bright Ravens purple? I think I am going to try and make it look more like an engraving, but that’s another few hours work!
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