Working in a Series

(left) Close up of the rosin coating for aquatint on a 3"x3" copper plate (right) Print of the same plate after applying the spit-bite etching technique These days I’ve been working multiple plates at a time in my etching practice. I’ve never worked this way before; at most I may have had two plates on… Continue reading Working in a Series

The Witch-boy: line etch proof

Here is a scan of an initial proof of my line-etching of the witch-boy. This is the result of scratching my drawing into a waxy coating over the copper plate, called a hard ground. After coating the plate, you can transfer your (reversed) image onto the surface to guide you as you make your lines… Continue reading The Witch-boy: line etch proof