Sunday, March 29, 2009

new prints

Here are two more prints I've made in the print course. The one on top is a drypoint and I really like the way it came out. My intention was to use the strong dark lines to compress the space, making the scene seem very close, almost right up against the frame. I love how the drypoint gives you such dark values. 

The print on the bottom a soft ground etching, so the lines are softer, like vine charcoal. I drew it quickly and am happy with this print, though later I used an aqautint technique to add different shades and the result wasn't as strong as this first print. It is a sort of small homage to Shel Silvertein, one of my favorite illustrators whose work helped to shaped me in my early years. 

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