Belinda Del Pesco

Drypoint printmaking: To your Health

To your Health! 4.5 x 2.5 Drypoint with watercolor

This drypoint is available in my Etsy Shop.

After cutting a larger sheet of plexiglass for a different piece of art, I had this little leftover begging to be made into something petite.  An early 1900’s photo of my great grandmother inspired a perfect starting point (see below), and I sketched & engraved this backlit figure at the head of a table, proposing a toast to your good health. Salut!

Pulling a proof print on my Takach press

 If you’d like to see video of this printmaking process, visit my youtube channel. There are more printmaking and painting videos in the works, so you can subscribe to the channel to see more if you’d like. 🙂

Getting ready to bevel the plate before inking, wiping & printing
In process: checking the flip side cross hatching in a scrap of plexiglass

Inspiration on the left, improvisational sketchiness on plexiglass on the right

Art Quote
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
~Neil Gaiman

3 thoughts on “Drypoint printmaking: To your Health”

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  3. Hi Belinda,

    Thanks for this. I am so thrilled with how you take the inspiration and turn it into this new piece. Plus I love the Neil Gaiman quote. I wish the same to you.

    XOXOXO Barbara

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