27.10.07

Even our Mother, She Were a Baby Once

19 comments:

ElizT said...

I don't do Halloween so here is a copy of a rather old etching done by drawing into wet stopout.

ElizT said...

Messed up the submission AGAIN!
Someone's tricking me.

athletico said...

looks like a pretty scary mealtime, happy halloween. Love the little guy at the head of the table.

Anonymous said...

Longstockings forgets we aren't all from America! This is very funny and ummmmm ... my family tell me I should wear a bib at dinnertime
;)

PS: Might try drawing directly into stopout some time ... my stop out 'cracks' easily though ...

ElizT said...

The difficult bit is judging the point at which the asphaltum is wet but not runny, and being quick; Soft-ground is more 'proper', but I gave it all up anyway.

Mim said...

I don't know what you guys are talking aobut with stopout - but I think the drawing is great

Anonymous said...

You would have had to work super fast! Good way to keep free :) I only do etching these days ... or should be.

ElizT said...

It was in response to a challenge, the tutor had noticed I was wasting time. Raw plate to proof in one hour.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, so THAT'S how the contents of the plate landed all over you! Hhehheee.

One hour is pretty good for proofing, especially in a class :)

dianeclancy said...

Very cool!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Ces said...

You know how to speak Ebonics?

ElizT said...

No, why?

ElizT said...

Is the etching jargon tiresome? I didn't even mention acid, mull, or dollies; then there's open-bite, even spit-bite but I've forgotten most of it. Fortunately.

Forever Young said...

i find it scary too, i hated mealtimes in my youth... 'children are to be seen but not heard' always in our house.

Switchsky said...

lively ..lovely... love this

Craig Lamberton said...

great work.. looks like a lively table

Anonymous said...

Acid, mull, dollies, open-bite, AND SPIT-BITE! Mwhahahhaaa

Catnapping said...

it looks like great fun. probably good for the complexion, too....

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Thanks for the compliment. I really like your raw style