Drawing the subject for the first plate.
The first phase of the preparation of the creation of the etching was the drawing of the subject for each plate. The advantage of two plates is that the images are superimposed one upon the other with a combination of color and technique which is impossible to do in any other way. The disadvantage of working two plates is that the planning necessary in some cases inhibits the creative drive of the artist.
|On the other hand there will
be ample opportunity for invention as the work develops and a grid which creates
boundaries is often desirable.
Drawing the subject for the second plate .