2012, Drypoint of Moses in the Rock, 4 1/2″ x 6″. Unlike an engraving which captures the ink in incised lines, the drypoint image is made by scratching the copper with a stylus, which raises a bur, trapping the ink on the surface of the plate. This produces a “softer” or “fuzzier” line than the crisp and precise engraved line. This also makes deeper tones possible, which I wanted for this image. I am not sure that I have not failed in my attempt. Yet I am not disappointed. Failure is the plough.
Fire and Gravel. 2012, Engraving of Waking Man drawing a comet, 3″ x 4 1/2″. The difference in line quality is readily observed in this engraved image.
A slightly earlier state of the Moses drypoint.
Slideshow of images from the printing process.