Thursday, November 4, 2010

I am much happier with my hard ground print; stronger lines and easier to prepare, unlike the soft ground where I had to draw the design onto the wax with a piece of paper on top, constantly peeling back the paper to check the pressure and so on. For hard ground the design is scratched straight into the wax. I also had more choice as to how much ink I could leave on the plate (to create plate noise), as the grooves are much deeper on the hard ground and therefor hold a lot more ink. This print has been one of my favourites this year. All printed in raw umber or sepia ink.

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