View Full Version : Gyotaku, anybody doing this art/print style?

06-07-2002, 10:16 AM
Gyotaku, Ive started this wonderful print form and I'm excited. Anyone out there practice this old Japanese form?

06-07-2002, 12:34 PM
How interesting! I like the texture. Is this on rice paper?


06-07-2002, 01:20 PM
Yes its on thin rice paper. Its quite an art form and takes alot of prep and time. I really like it.

06-07-2002, 02:42 PM
This is cool! I've seen this type of work before, but I have never worked in this technique. How about doing a demo for us:D

Little Old Lady
06-07-2002, 08:56 PM
Very nice piece. How is it done??

06-07-2002, 11:13 PM
FYI, thanks for all the support, I will do a demo on the art of Gyotaku, if enough of you respond with a desire to see how its done!

06-09-2002, 07:02 PM
Very nice -- I too, would love to see a demo.
I've always wondered what goes into these prints. Did you use real fish? I saw that Dick Blick carries the plastic (?) fish to make these with. :cool:


06-21-2002, 03:30 AM
Oh, I haven't seen this for a while. It was very popular with kids at art festivals. They like painting the fish as much if not more than pulling the print from the fish they just painted. T. you really should do a demonstration.

06-22-2002, 04:18 PM
Intrigued - please, please can we have a demo?


07-10-2002, 03:57 PM
I saw a couple of these in Japan and thought they were wonderful. Of course, I couldn't read the Japanese and had to look it up on the internet after I got back home. It looks so interesting! The idea of the fish puts me off a bit though. Smelly! :p


11-06-2002, 07:47 PM
i've done a couple of gyotaku prints. i even think i still have one lying around somewhere. they're alot of fun.

11-10-2002, 06:50 AM
B]I do...I do[/B] !!...now if I can just find those things...I ruined an awful lot of rice paper learning to do this.....AAARGH...they gotta be here somewhere!:rolleyes:

How did you manage to tone the fins so neatly?[

Michael Rutherford
11-24-2002, 12:21 PM
Interesting I am interested as well as how you go about doing this.....by the way looks like a Crappie or Speckled Perch. hehe Thanks Mike :)