Here are the proofs of my first two drypoint etchings from my printmaking course. While I am learning the process - the scratching, lettering backwards, shading with sandpaper, filing the plate, inking up, and so on, I want to keep things simple, so I decided on a noughts and crosses game for my very first print.
I then decided to expand this into a series of pen-and-paper childhood games - hangman, magic squares, sprout, battle ships, dots and boxes. My teacher suggested that at the end of my project I make a box to keep my compendium of prints - a brilliant idea!
When I have completed all 6 plates, I want to try and use the chine-collé technique to add a bit of colour (red, I think) to the prints.
I am really, really excited about this!