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Topic: wolf in sheep's clothing -- copper etching  (Read 635 times)
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« on: December 05, 2009 09:12:01 PM »

The last project in my print survey class is etching. The professor gave us the prompt "what's the point?" with emphasis on pointy things, so I thought of knitting needles and teeth. I wanted to etch some heavily textured things, too, so I tried to work all of that in.

I'm not done yet, but I thought I'd post some in-progress shots. Unfortunately, I did all the line etch before I thought to take pictures. Right now my plate's covered in rosin for aquatint, which I'll (hopefully!) do tomorrow and Monday.

That's my full plate, hanging out on some newsprint. I'm blanking on how big it is atm, but I think it's around 11 inches tall.

A detail shot. That weird bumpy texture is the aquatint--it's a nice way to get even tones while etching (as opposed to cross-hatching everything!).

This was the first phase of my etching. My professor just wanted us to get a decent amount of line down so he could give feedback.

My second stage, and what my plate looks like under the aquatint. I re-etched some of the lines, especially on his pants & shoes, added some fur, and filled in the knitted texture.

I need help coming up with a title! The concept is sort of a visual pun, that it's this guy in a wolf hood knitting (and he's wearing a sweater, although the fair isle pattern it was originally going to have got discarded). So he's making his own sheep's clothing, but he's also only *dressed* as a wolf. Any ideas?
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