Another week and a bit more printmaking. This time etching, something I haven’t done for a very long time but remember fondly.
In this case you cover the plate with wax and then draw into that with a sharp pin. That removes the wax so when you place it in an acidic bath it erodes and forms a line to hold ink. Simple.
I used a quick drawing I had done of some local overflowing bins as the basis for my tests.
Like any print you can vary the amount of ink left on to gain intensity. And you can continue to draw in, most easily by using dry point.
Or printing with two colours like this rather vibrant green!