Thursday, June 24, 2010
The etching workshop experience by Justin
Hey, I just got done with etching boot camp all last week. Ray, you drilled us hard, but now I'm ready for battle against copper. This was an interesting class to take for me because there were many concepts of nontoxic etching that were almost the same as the traditional techniques I'd already learned. The only fear I had about nontoxic compared to traditional was that certain techniques would've been left out. Thankfully they were all options with nontoxic just achieved in different ways. Spitbite, Soft ground, Chine colle, Sugar lift, and others are all options just a little different. Before this class I avoided Aquatint with my life but not I hold it dear to my heart. Ray, thanks for your entertaining banter and insight on the world; i enjoyed it.