Some people seem to think I don't get past the artist proof stage. Actually I've been printing every card I've posted. Edition sizes vary depending on my limited free time, how much I like the image, and also how the image holds up while printing. Maybe as i get nearer to finishing this book we could sort out some voting system to see which are people's favourites. Then I could try and make those editions higher volume? Just a thought.
Beautiful night shot of my finished wall for @nuartaberdeen shot by @bktallman It was fantastic to work with @nuartfestival again. Such a great team of people. Also great to feel the people of Aberdeen so behind this project.
So this is how I work on copper engravings. Here I'm using a fine burin to cross hatch some dark areas. The line depth is controlled by the angle you hold the tool. Here my cuts need to stop at an abrupt line which means the copper curls up. The second tool I use is a scraper to cut the curls of metal.
Mini copper engraving. Really pleased with this one. Started to rely more on how the burin cuts feel rather than relying on my eyes so much. I'm really looking forward to working on some bigger plates when this miniatures book is all finished.