Posted on January 23, 2010
Here are some more pictures of the engraving process, and the second proof as work continues on a small copper plate of Walking Man observing and drawing a comet.
Engraving lines in the copper using a burin.
Detail of a small curl of copper being plowed up by the burin.
The plate after being inked and rubbed for printing.
The printed proof of the plate- revealing the progress thus far.
Posted on January 12, 2010
This is the first proof of a new copper engraving, fairly early in the process, printed to give an idea of how the values are shaping up. Obviously, certain areas such as the pants and vest of the figure are more developed than the head, which consists mostly of reference lines. The plate/image size is 3″x4 3/8″.
Here is the plate with the two proofs.
And a detail of the plate
Posted on December 31, 2008
Posted on August 27, 2008