I have even less idea about what I’m doing for this dry point thing than I did last week, so I thought that if I posted some pictures of work in progress at least I’d have done some work.
I’m still dragging my feet making anymore plates for the drypoint suite, but as I’ve just finished cobbling together this post I should have more motivation.
I had some vague ideas about this plate before I started and I’m please with how it turned out. Staring at all those pictures of space had it’s use. First I attacked the polycarbonate with a fine jigsaw blade to make the big diagonals. Then I used stickers to mask areas I didn’t want to be marked up. Those areas become celestial bodies. The circular white marks are drill holes – we’ve yet to see how they print. I’ve used scalpels, needles and awls to make the tonal marks. I might put this plate through the press with some sandpaper to get an overall tone, before I ink it.
We’ll see what tomorrow brings, when I print the plate.