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  • The Making of Ryaba the Hen by Mikhail Buster

    Overview   Process  

    Getting acquainted with tattoo culture and looking for lettering examples.

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    After the first batch of inscription drafts, we get a comment from the artist saying it's not the right style. Turns out, there is a style of traditional American tattoo which adheres to certain subjects and manner of drawing pictures and text.

    Tracing everything in vector format.

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    Superimposing them on the drawings.

    Sending the finished work to the author, and receiving his reply, saying that he redid all the drawings in raster format instead of vector. The text frames changed as well. We have to redo all the inscriptions—in raster—so that they look less accurate and more vivid.

    While at the same time working on the cover.

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    We're not forgetting about the endpapers. We get an idea to print them on tracing paper. Searching for the right color.

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    Selecting paper grade for the text block and cover, preparing files and sending them to the press.

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