Thursday, June 05, 2008

Figures from the deep

These two prints are made using a commonly seen etching technique employed to create tone called aquatint. I paint acid directly onto an aquatint prepared plate to build a dark deep image and then add structure with linear work aswell as gradually revealing form out of the black tone by scraping and burnishing away the etched surface. The resulting image is rather like to more involved mezzotint process but far easier to acheive.

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