Sunday, 20 October 2013

#471 In the studio: Etching, the process, con't . . .

Start this series with Post # 470, October 16, 2013.

Etching, as a graphic process, has been used for picture-making since the early 16th Century.
Noteworthy artists who worked with etching were Rembrandt, Goya, Whistler, Picasso, Borein, and Benson.

Etching combines an original art form and a reproductive process and should not be confused
with modern photographic, limited edition techniques.

 Each etching is an original and there is artistic interpretation with every print throughout the process. 
The addition of transparent watercolor to the etching further signifies originality and the artist's hand. 

The first step I take in making an etching begins with drawing on paper. 

Below, I research my subject and make several drawings which, later on, enables more spontaneous
work while drawing on the etching plate.   Line drawing is the essential characteristic of etching.

Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott

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