Tuesday, 25 January 2011

These are some etchings of my women for my personal project. I wanted to try out soft ground etching, as I usually use hard ground with aquatint, mainly to see which would best suit the images I'm going to make. I think soft ground is going to work best, just because you can get more texture with it and see the pencil line rather than making sharp fine marks with hard ground. I also tried out using collage in the printing process. I really like this look and its a great way of getting some colour into the prints without using coloured ink to make the line coloured. I was just using cut outs from scraps of paper in the studio, but I like the effect and I think I'll use it for my women's 6 images.

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