Thursday, October 1, 2009

twenty-two

Update on the previously mentioned gryphon etching:

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

After putting the second state in the acid bath, I inked the plate for a test print.

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

Which turned out rather well, I think.

gryphon etching progress 10-01-09

Then, I covered the plate in hard-ground again again, etched a garland of stars and some other symbols into it, then struck the "negative space" of the oval to create a snow-like texture. Next week I get to see how it looks!

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