Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Big Drypoint

As promised the large 45x18cm drypoint of Levens Hall Gardens has been printed. It took 3 days to engrave and 2 days to print to my satisfaction. I used as many different marks as possible, from soft feathery thin lines to thick fuzzy black ones, stopping off at stipples on the way.

It's turning out to be a good way to make prints. I'm excited at the possibilities of using it for portraits, and may also buy some carborundum grit to make really dark black tones for big scary shadows.

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