Thursday, April 9, 2009

Introducing Aquatint...

Technically, you have to walk before you can run and you have to etch a line before you can aquatint a plate. But I didn't immediately take to line-etching, so after practicing the technique, I quickly moved on to try aquatint, using a photo taken of my dad in Toledo in the 1970s as a source image:

After creating the plate, I also experimented with inking it with multiple colors a la poupee (below):

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