I really really love hand printing techniques!Very warm and interesting prints.Do you need to put as much pressure on the hand you carve with the needle as to knife in wood-cuts?
Thanks a lot, Ira! Actually, you don't need to put pressure at all, because these are hard ground etchings. I scratch off the wax ground with a needle, put the plate into the acid, which "bites" into the metal, where it is exposed. Dry point is the technique where you need to put pressure, but it is different from wood-cut. You should try, it's really fun and different for me!
Well well, here they are :)The prints look lovely.I hope you continue to enjoy it, it is a rich and wonderful technique.
thanks a lot, Hagit! Yes, it is rich technique. The dipper I go, the richer it appears for me.