So here are the Gyotaku prints in color as promised!
Last year we did them with only black ink and this year we used lots of colors. We use rubber fish to create these prints but you could use real fish purchased from the seafood department or any fish that you catch ;)
Make sure you clean the real fish well.
The bubbles prints in the background are created by mixing tempera paint, soap and water together. We each get our own straw and blow bubbles! The students love this part, really who doesn't enjoy blowing some bubbles sometime.
There is a great video out there that shows Gyotaku with real fish and rubber fish. Cherrie Swig is the artist that demonstrates on the video. The video is created by Sunburst Visual Media and is called "Gyotaku."