These photographic images were some of my first etchings. They date back to 2012 and 2013. They include images taken from my travels and some hand drawn designs where I needed a finer line. Due to my history in textile design, these designs often appear to be repeat patterns. I have to admit I rarely expose a light sensitive etching plate these days. I am more likely to make a transfer print from a photocopy straight onto either a plate or Somerset 250gms paper which gives a softer image.
These images were taken from on my iPhone with very little photoshop treatment.
I love the simplicity of line in the below images. I have always planned to return to finish this series, but as yet, have not got around to it. These were quirky drawings copied to acetate and then used to produced a photo etching plate. The photo etching technique does not have to be used to produce photo like etchings alone. It can be employed to reproduce hand drawn pieces too.