etching

etchings

Sun, 2011-08-21 15:14

I'm taking a four week etching class at Pratt. This is the first time I have ever done any printing. Here are my first two etchings.

This is a self-portrait, an etching done with hard ground on copper. I somehow scratched the plate during the inking process.

self portrait with scratch - etching

This is a drypoint to try a variety of implements and see the results of their marks on the plate. A lot of detail was lost in the printing, which was good to learn.

abstract with circles - drypoint