Confusing crabs !

Creating this plate was rather difficult, the concentration that was required to ensure the undulations of the animals shell were similar to the next meant that it took a while to finish. However the finished piece looked effective, just as I was about to print it the lecturer suggested that I apply an acrylic aquatint to give the piece more tonal areas that would work well with the lines. After applying the aquatint to ensure that some areas would not etch more I covered the areas and lines that I wanted to be left lighter with permanent marker,this acts in the same way as the liquid ground and stops the acid bath from further etching the lines.Here is a photograph of the plate with marker on ready to be placed in the bath !img_20170404_145324.jpg

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