Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cervus elaphus (Red deer)

Cervus elaphus
Mixed media on metal, 15,5 x 26 cm

Now I will show you the process of creation of this work. The first three images are artist’s proofs of the matrix and the one above this text is the end result. The lines are made using the etching technique. The different hues of the two figures were made with aquatint. And, finally, the texture at the back was made with an experimental technique: after applying a layer of protective varnish, I partially removed part of it by using adhesive tape.
With this work I want to thank to José Mª – Master of Engraving Workshop at the Fine Arts Faculty in Seville – doubtlessly a good teacher and a better person, and to Mª del Mar Bernal – Professor of the Introductory Course to Engraving Techniques – for encouraging me to learn this artistic technique.