Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gyotaku Prints

OK- for those of you that have been following my blog, you may remember that I promised to show you what my brother was sending me (from the mainland) to sell at my craft fair... Well, the package only arrived yesterday, so it didn't make it in time for the fair. Anyway, a bunch of you had inquired what he was sending me, so I thought I'd post it anyway. He took a class earlier this year on how to do Gyotaku (I think it means fish printing). I remember going to summer fun and making fish prints, but we used really junk paint and it never really looked like the fish. I was quite impressed to see that my brother's prints came out so nice... though I really shouldn't have been that surprised, since he's pretty much a perfectionist. Yes, he's the painter in the family. My sister draws, I craft and he paints. So here's the prints he sent... they are all on 8x10 rice paper. If you are interested, email me. Otherwise, I may try to sell them at a craft fair here in Hilo in the near future. If you are interested in a larger sized print, you can email me and I can put you in touch with him directly since I don't know what he has in the larger sizes. OK here goes... this first two are of minnows... Here's a baby octopus he found one day at the fish market. Score!! It think this is my favorite of the bunch. Here's the Ebi (Shrimp)... One shrimp.... Two shrimps... See his Chop??? He made that himself too!!! He actually carved it because he couldn't find one with our name on it in that larger size.



Great job - looks so real. No akule?

Leslie's pics said...

Wow! Darren did these?? Awesome! Hey, I don't remember doing those in Summer Fun. Was I absent that day??

eunice said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Wow, I am so impressed with all the awesome artwork you and your family do! Creative talent runs in your family! Totally, totally awesome!!!!