November 27, 2008

When Humans Were Turkeys

This is what I spent thanksgiving day working on. Because of the limits of the polymer plates we use, the highly detailed etchings we have been using as of late are coming out muddier than what I would like them to be so I'm trying a new technique that accentuates the figures... I trace the objects I want to stand out and then lay a white transparency over the stuff I want to drop back (in this case I dropped back the floors and walls). It took about 8 hours to trace all the figures and torture devices in this picture.

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