I’m taking Bruce Waldman’s etching class this summer, doing a series of etching of the Museum of Natural History dioramas which I will post in the next couple of weeks. So far I have been using a lot of aquatint to shade my etching, but I’ve become frustrated with aquatint since it keeps getting fainter over time. So I tried to do an etching (image on the left) where I would only use hardground. I was inspired by Anders Zorn etchings to really just focus on making tones with lines. In the class, we also learn how to do monoprints, which in this case is painting on plexi glass,and then printing that on a piece of paper. Bruce does really amazing monoprints, so I had to try it out. The monoprint above on the right is my first. I decided to do an elephant because that’s one animal I can draw from memory pretty well.

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