Real control slowly, but surely appears on the 4th day of work. The line looks after itself, so I can move freely. With grace.
21/6/07 - (2 QUADS KEPT)
Just moving the body through the plate. With attention. Locating the centre, or trying to.
22/6/07 - (4 IMAGES KEPT)
Watching the proofing, and learning from it.
I. Line up the plate
II. Steady pressure
III. Fluid movement over/through the plate
I tried to emulate these proofing principles, and then integrate them into my ‘method’. (I have a ‘method,’ but no plan!)
23/6/07 - DAY OFF FOR NIELS. TO LOUISIANA
24/6/07 - (6 IMAGES KEPT)
So now I can move around my plate with a method, but no plan. 8 images (later edited to 6)
Fluid movement, gaining control of the process.
25/6/07 - (14 IMAGES KEPT)
8 + 6 images. Real control now. Slow Learner (for the first time in print, the 4-part vertical form, and 8-part NEW FORM).
26/6/07 - (6 IMAGES KEPT)
6 Winners. Good, steady line. Clean. On a clear day: 27–32 SLOW LEARNER.