Friday, 9 November 2007

another new technique


1. I almost always pick up feathers when I see them, laying on the floor, discarded.  There's something about the way a feather moves through the air in my hand, it makes me feel like, just for a moment, I might know how flying feels. I found this feather a while back (it's from a wood pigeon I think) and it's been stuck in a plant pot by my door ever since. It was the first thing that sprang to mind yesterday when I was looking for something to draw...



2. A warm up drawing...


3. Then on to the vacuum forming plastic to have a go at drawing with a machinist's scribe to make a drypoint plate...


4. The finished plate. I found it hard to draw because I couldn't see the lines I'd just made without squinting, perhaps next time I should cover the plate with something to scratch through...



5. Anyway, I'll show you the print when it's done :)

3 comments:

lsquaredstudios said...

gorgeous -- can't wait to see the finish print!!!

Catherine said...

That is a beatiful drawing I love your lines, it should look amazing as a print. I used to love drypoint etching, the prints always come out so clear and you can get such fine details.

Uschi said...

oh you make me wanting to do this again....and especially a feather!
Your drawing is fantastic!