|Just Feel the Sun 4×6 Drypoint with Watercolor on Arches cover paper|
Drypoint from Plexiglass
Here’s a frivolous little twirl from the studio; the image started with a sketchbook doodle (see the bottom of this post) after a rough week a few years ago, talking myself out of the pity party I was having, and remembering all the amazing and wonderful things in my life. Sometimes, I think it’s really as simple as this; stop thinking, breathe deep, and just feel the sun.
What’s a Drypoint?
Since the last post focused on this same method of printmaking, I thought I’d throw this one out there too, so you can see how versatile it is. Drypoint is suited for almost any style of drawing. Give it a whirl. C’mon now, you *must* have some gestural drawings & watercolor drypoint ideas floating about in your sketchbooks, no?
|After a trip through the press, the print was pulled (an edition of 25).|
|A twisted scribe was used to incise the lines of the drawing. I inked and wiped the plate, and this is what the plate looks like just before printing.|
|I beveled a 4×6 piece of plexiglass and did a drawing with a sharpie marker.|
|The doodle in my sketch book|