This is a detail of one of three (soon to be four) large copper plates ( about A2 size) that I am working on at the moment, and the first proof of it after etching to add more lines. they are going well if slowly!
I have tried to exaggerate the perspectives of the trees to emphasise some of the extraordinary shapes they make, and have been using a new process for me, sugar lift then spit biting.
I have been asked to do a Workshop for a local art group near Bristol, (Yay!) the first half will be about Drawing in ink, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a go first..
I gathered a few objects, as a still life is as good as any way to practice your drawing skills, and tried to use different techniques to draw them . Image above first attempt.
I had another go simplifying what I drew and really aiming for a layering of techniques, but trying to keep it bold shapes, with the little samples to the side . What do you all think? good examples of using inks qualities or not?
Carrying on from last post, here is reworked print with a layer of tone added with the techniques of sugar lift and Spit-biting .
It is a techniques that helps create a much more painterly mark. I was pleased with the outcome because of the range of tones I have managed to make.
As I am new to Spit biting I was working without really knowing what I would get at the end, hoping I was leaving acid on long enough, or not too long!
Three images of details of the large drawings I did at Westonbirt,
If you look closely you can see small pieces of text amongst the drawing, these were overheard snippets of conversation from the people passing by.
Trying to draw the sense of vertigo when you look up at a tree straight up.
I might carry on working this, still a little dead I think, like the leave need to be thicker…
(Graphite powder, range of pencils and a bit of charcoal on paper. A1 size.)
all the diffrent lines…
apologies for the rubbish photo.
thinking about layers of drawing, showing your working out…