Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New "etch-a-sketch"

From last Friday. I'm sort of calling it that because this is another midnight sketch when I just can't commit to a final, formal drawing. I had some stork reference in front of me but I drew directly onto the hard-ground with no preliminary drawing or transfer, except for the text. (I can't sketch an impromptu mirror-image of lettering.)

Took a bit over an hour to draw; 15-minute dunk in the tank. Should have gone another minute, maybe. This is the second state with no alterations other than quite a bit more plate tone came off and it was a better wipe than the first. Paper is Arches (Rives?) lightweight for proofing. I need to fix the eyes, but don't plan much more. On to bigger etching projects.