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Bus Ride by bigbluemango Bus Ride by bigbluemango
This is old work and recently found them they are part of a series of six. I love how this came out.
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:iconbrat66:
Brat66 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
I really like the red outlines of the windows - it hints at sunlight or streetlights on the glass. 
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lumirah Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist
awesome! :)
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xXBexGXx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
How did you add in the different use of colour? The only etching I have done is in black and white.
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
It wasn't that hard actually. You take the colors you want and with a rubber roller on a smooth surface (like glass). Roll over the paint until you get a gradient you are happy with. Note worthy the biggest issue is maintaining the consistency with of the gradient.
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xXBexGXx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Alright so you didn't use any black? Thank you. 
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bigbluemango Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Wow so sorry about the beyond late reply. Ha

no black was used on the gradient. However, black was used on the line art. I hope this helps. 

Tahnk you again. 😄
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MarcosDeDiego Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet that one color would do the trick as well. The colours add some magic, but the Etching is remarkable.
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MarcosDeDiego Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just incredible how much you get of one plate. trully amazing, i thought it was 3 plates and a Rainbow. I'm going to try something like that next time.you gave me  Inspiration +10
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bigbluemango Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Oh man thank you so much. Trust me it is possible. Just go in with a plan that helps a lot especially when dealing with acids. The color part that is just fun and you are right one color could easily makes piece work.
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MarcosDeDiego Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Even with a plan, man! your lines are neat, that is talent; it can't be learned: you have it or not. (you have it ) and the composition!

i tend to be more messy with the lines, it's a pleasure to see works like yours. No one knows how hard it is to have  a clean drawing in a  plate untill you make one. 


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jakenlipton Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am especially drawn to the red glow outline. How many plates was this? Did you just relief roll on top?
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bigbluemango Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Hey thanks for your comment. It is actually only one plate and yes rolled the color on.
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jakenlipton Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. How did you get that red outline in there? I understand the rainbow roll, but that outline? Did you stencil it?
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bigbluemango Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
No, actually it was a happy accident. After applying a coat of color the outlined happened because the plate is etched in layers as well. The windows are the deepest layer of the plate with the guy on the left being the closest to the top. It was all in an effort to create physical perspective.
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ERASERHEAD0 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
How did you manage the color spectrum?
Is it done at printing or after with watercolors?

cheers nicely done
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Hey Sorry for the late reply. This was actually all the colors on the same plate. All the colors were spread across a glass and blended with a roller and applied that way. No post color production. Thanks for the comment. :-)
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ERASERHEAD0 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
No worries mate
That means you have to applied colours separately, piecewise or one stroke did it?
Apply color to top and bottom than blend them together?
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blackboard-ofnight Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OO color etching!
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L-Callister Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
This is so awsome, I like the smooth transition between all the colors. Someone already mentioned the dreamy busride feeling in the print and I get that same feeling too.
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
That was one of the hardest things to get right across all six prints, and thanks for the fav.
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SwirlyPaisley Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I always daydream and zone out when I ride the bus alone. You captured the dreamy feeling very well.
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I hear you. I would fall a sleep often on the bus ride. To the point that I have actually missed my stop. Also thank you for the fav.
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golden-demeter Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
The color change and layout is flawless. I wish I could turn color etchings out like this.
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Thank You so much. The color shift actually was not that hard it was a rubber roller. I saw your Growth Through Memory and that hair must have been a lot of work.
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khaptas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
colours are really amazing, I can't imagine how you did that
anyway - I love that work
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bigbluemango Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Thank you so much. It took a lot of elbow grease and praying to the print gods for it to come out good.
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BrutallyAmish Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
nice texture and i loe the variance of colors :D
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
Yeah, this one is one of my best prints it did not levels of process to get to this finished product.
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PixelRave Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
I like it a lot, nice job.
It reminds me of those lame ass buses we got down here, so hot and nasty lol.
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
HAHAHAH i think all the buses are all like that and thanks for the comments
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this one. It's from inside the bus isn't?
You spent hours making this.
Looks great though.
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
yeah it is from inside the bus, and yeah i spent the most time on this plate.
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah the good memories.
Would you want to take printmaking again?
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
maybe it was fun to a certain extent but i would only do it if i could do it at my own rate.
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like no rushing?
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:iconbigbluemango:
bigbluemango Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
yeah that is exactly how.
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah
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mrfunnyshoes Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
awesome.
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bigbluemango Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
thanks
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OnePieceOfSHiTaKE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
oh god this thing... it still looks as awesome as ever yo
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