Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Stork Dream"

A small etching + aquatint I worked on two weeks ago. This began as a direct sketch - no preliminary drawing or transfer - onto the hard ground. The first etch came out a little light at 15 minutes for some reason. I went back over the lines and dropped it back in the tank for another 25 minutes and was much happier with the deeper line. For the next project (which will have much more preliminary design work), the outer lines are going to go in for about 40 minutes to get a nice, stronger black line to contrast with the rest of the drawing.

5"x7". Probably the final state for this little dude before I pull a few prints on Rives BFK cream w/ umber ink.