Monday, 4 July 2011

The Viking prints

after some time the first prints of Vikings are ready to show. They are 30x30cm etchings. The first is a straight black and white print, the second is a mix of raw umber, yellow and burned umber ink. The latter is a mix of etching and monoprint because I wanted to experiment, and also show the rough nature of the subject matter.
This plate has been a difficult one, as the dark tones weren't deep enough, so a second aquatint was done, then I had to add drypoint to get even more darkness. Some plates are easier than others as printmaking can be a precarious medium.

1 comment:

Combom said...

looking good :)