Drypoint Mixed Media: Bird on her shoulder (& a drypoint technique video from Crown Press)

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Bird on her shoulder 5 x 7 inch drypoint engraving with colored pencil (2nd AP) Sold
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The plexiglass plate – in process – there’s a lot more engraving still to come.



This video has a nice 3 minute overview of mark-making techniques for drypoint engraving on copper from the folks at Crown Point Press. The same tools will work well on plexiglass, though with varying degrees of effectiveness, depending on the hardness and flexibility of the plate material you choose. (EX: Lexan is harder than Optix, etc.) (If you don’t see the video window below, you can watch it here.)

Art Quote
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.

You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. 
So ,that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. 
Neil Gaimen

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