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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 2

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 2

I guess this is the awkward adolescent phase of an etching. There is a lot that goes into the first three or four proofs that doesn’t make the final cut. My usual routine is to really mess it up and find the beauty in the…

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LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 1

LE SUITE GESU: CRUCIFIXION PROOF 1

The first proof usually doesn’t merit a trip to a scanning bed. In keeping with that, I just took a pic with a phone camera and fooled around with it on the phone’s Photoshop app. The first proof usually doesn’t merit a trip to a…

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LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CROWNING WITH THORNS: 9TH PROOF

I established the lower edge of the beard. The 8th proof was full of drypoint that I burnished down. Too many fuzzy lines make Jack a dull boy. Now I have to create a full range of value in the lower portion of the print,…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 10TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 10TH PROOF

Something’s going on since I last posted. One, I thinkl I have this ink figured out. I had a bag of soaked Stonehenge sitting around for the last five days, and it wasn’t so wet and printed like gangbusters. Every square inch printed beautifully. I…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING THE CROSS: 9TH PROOF

I thought I’d really messed this up. The proofs were coming out part ghostly and some lines were popping out and didn’t belong and I don’t know what. But I went and redrew almost everything and etched it again. Now it works. The engraving I…

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LE SUITE GESU: PRINTING STONEHENGE PAPER WITH CHARBONNEL AQUA WASH

LE SUITE GESU: PRINTING STONEHENGE PAPER WITH CHARBONNEL AQUA WASH

The only thing I wish wasn’t so is how easily Charbonnel Aqua Wash ink breaks up in water. Akua requires soap to break it up, but Aqua Wash dissolves the second it gets overly wet. Makes for easy cleanup of plates, but if the paper…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: ARTIST’S PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: ARTIST’S PROOF

This was a pretty messy print just a day ago, with all types of mottling and visual noise, even though I liked a lot of it. No one is in complete control when making intaglio. You take what happens and try to make art out…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: 5TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: 5TH PROOF

If you follow professional golf, you know what Moving Day is. Today was moving day for this print, and also¬†Carrying the Cross, and¬†Crowning with Thorns. I bit them and bit them hard. The wash ground wasn’t perfect, but I can fix that. What is important…

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LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: WASH GROUND

LE SUITE GESU: SCOURGING: WASH GROUND

I’ve been mulling over how I want to do clouds in the background for a few days, and I decided to scrape out the clouds and apply a wash ground over it. Wash ground always gives a smoky effect, so I don’t know how this…

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LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS, 5TH PROOF

LE SUITE GESU: CARRYING OF THE CROSS, 5TH PROOF

I’m skipping showing the 4th proof, as I got this one closer to really defining what I want from the print. The “underdrawing” is done, pretty much, on the figure of Jesus. Next comes scraping and layering deeper etches in the face. I might do…

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