I have always loved Japanese prints. I didn’t study them much in my Art History classes, and yet they are probably the most intriguing to me. I found this print among many others on ArtStor and loved the creepy skeleton element that I had never seen in this style of print before.
When deciding on making changes to the piece itself, I ruled out deleting the skeleton figure entirely–it would take away too much from the piece leaving it without a narrative to go off of. Instead, I took him out and then added him back in a few layers–making him larger and adding a slight motion blur to make him ghostly.