I’ve signed up for some print classes at Morley College. We’ll be working thought the various techniques each week in the workshop, but we started with Drypoint. This is a good introductory technique as you can produce images quickly (as fast as you can draw). You also, start to learn the workshop and investigate intaglio printing.
There are a certain set of skills I wanted to learn during this term; mainly to do with aquatint and finding ways of making my monotypes more reproducible. I was all lined up to work on various pebble compositions and then I had a crisis – drypoint is all about the burr (the line). And for the last couple of years I haven’t been working with line.
Of course there are lots of ways to make tone, using the drypoint technique even though some of them have been edging into collagraph territory.
Here are some proofs and some plates to compare them too. I’ll be pulling more today so this post will get added to and then I get to decide what to take forward as we work though other techniques.
Find this print of this (and another mislaid pebble set) here.