tear mending: filling (UVA WWI posters)

when something has a large loss, the same process as mending a tear is used.  however, this leaves japanese tissue visible on the face of the object (here: posters).  if the loss is in a margin or a large white space this isn't a problem, but in the case that the loss is in a colored or dark area of the poster it stands out quite a bit. to keep the mend from being a distraction, it can be filled.  all this means is that the area is toned, here using colored pencils.  this way it's still visible as a loss (the texture difference alone would make it obvious), but it doesn't distract the viewer from the rest of the image.

magic tools

before - pretty distracting

after: much better

larger view - noticeable, but not distracting

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