Friday, August 11, 2006
more interesting headwear
This is a recent drypoint print. The subject matter is intentionally paradoxical in that the scene is full of soldiers who are not fighting but enjoying a good old dance. For those interested in technique; this one was drawn or rather scratched with a needle onto perspex which makes an excellent surface from which to make prints. Unlike with a metal plate though mistakes cannot be erased. The second image here is another printing technique using carborundum powders, board and glue. This is the first print using this technique I've posted and as you can see its great for achieving full rich black areas aswell and nice tone.