My brilliant job has again allowed me to do some artwork during working hours. We've arranged an art workshop, with different printing techniques as the main focus. I have tried drypoint myself, carving the motive into a plexi-glass plate with a sharp metal tool, smearing the plate with black ink, and then removing the ink - except for the ink remaining in the the carved-out lines. In the eagle print, I have mixed two techniques. I put som watercolour on the paper before I made the ink print on top of that. It's a rather long process, but once the plate is ready, the advantage is that you can make as many copies as you like. I also like adding the colours, because each copy then at the same time becomes unique. Also, it's essential to put the colours on the paper first - trying to paint with water colours on top of the ink print would leave a terrible mess.
This is definately something I'll try again, the result reminds me of the pen drawings I made when I first started drawing birds, ages ago.
By the way - I just returned from Crete, where a pair of Bonelli's Eagles in one of the southern gorges was a magnificent birding highlight!
No white wings
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