Drawing girl, 4/2015. Etching (aquatint, sugar-lift).
I have to admit I've fallen in love with metal graphics. For the first time ever I've tried varies techniques in etching: drypoint, soft-ground, aquatint and pure etching. The course I've recently finished in my studies has been only a short introduction to these techniques but I'm already hooked. What fascinates me the most is that this kind of print making takes a lot of time and you're never quite sure what the outcome is going to be. Sometimes a coincidence plays a huge role in the final print, especially when I'm not yet familiar with everything that affects the whole etching process.
This particular print I've made with sugar-lift aquatint. I prefer not to sketch beforehand but to draw or paint straight from perception which applies to etching as well. Here I've tried to capture a moment in a class room where a girl has got absorbed in drawing and is completely unaware that I'm painting her.
Outsider, 4/2015. Etching (drypoint and aquatint).
One of my first prints ever. Quite an unfinished touch in cleaning the plate, which didn't bother me that much earlier but has now become an avoidable thing.