Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Doily + Dry point.

One of our new tutors is teaching us on different print methods. so far we have experimented with mono trace, mono type and mono texture. In our last lesson we looked into dry point. For this lesson I took inspiration from one my other projects and decided to create the doily shape and pattern. 

Quick sketch of outline of doily to see if it will fit in the Perspex square.

Dry point is where you scratch at the surface. In this lesson we scratched onto Perspex.  When you apply the ink it sits inside the scratches. The tone is built up through the lines. The way it prints onto the paper is by using damp somerset paper, which gives you the rich effect. This is a very traditional process that Rembrandt was known for. 

What the sketch looks like with dry point.

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