Thursday 24 May 2012

Steel Etchings

This was a very specific birthday present request, and is meant to show a prelude to a murder. Below is the first and seventh proofs of the steel plate after much burnishing and darkening.

The before and after of burnishing and darkening: Steel naturally has a surface texture to it which means that it'll always be off-white when printing, unless it's burnished. This was the first time I'd used steel for etching on, so I was trying to get to grips with the darkening.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Glasgow International Artists' Bookfair 2012

Thank you to everyone who came to last weekend's Glasgow International Artists' Bookfair!

It was a tiring but worthwhile two days. There was some fantastic and beautiful work on sale - see GIAB 2012 for images and information on all the participants.

The reaction to the new books (The Tempest) was a nice surprise - thank you to everyone who bought one.

Above: digitally printed copies of The Tempest