experiments in hand-colouring

by clivevfrance

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Experiments in hand-colouring inspired by Adolfo Farsari and other great hand-colourist of the 19th century. As these early attempts of mine show, hand-colouring, or hand-tinting, black and white prints is a skill that requires a lot of practice. Skin colour, in particular, is a long process of trial and error.

These were done using Marshall’s paints on fibre matt prints, but many types of paints can be used on both fibre and RC paper. Click on images to enlarge.

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