Work in Progress
Below is a preliminary drawing for my Wolf etching, which is a prequel for the Wolf Attire piece I completed in 2008. I made some copies of the graphite drawing and completed several color studies. I have included the color study that I think I will use. You can see a polished zinc plate as well as a plate coated with hard ground. I transfered a contour line version of my image onto the ground coated plate and scribed the line drawing into my zinc plate. Then the plate was placed in the acid for an hour or so to etch the lines into the plate. Next, the plate was cleaned off and dusted with spray paint. You can see that the plate is about 65% covered with tiny droplets of spray paint. The plate is then step-bitten to obtain different depths of texture into the plate. This key plate was bitten in 15 intervals, increasing etch times with each drop into the acid. The total etch time for this plate was about 4 minutes. Once the texture is etched into the plate, the plate is cleaned off and a proof is pulled.
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