Saturday, December 31, 2011

Drypoint Dragon for the Chinese New Year

           Stand by for a slew of them, as 2012 is the Chinese year of the Dragon, and more exactly, the year of the Water Dragon. My dragon is actually a Wyvern, an English dragon which has two legs instead of four, plus a forked tongue and tail. The word 'wyvern' is derived from French and Latin, meaning worm.
          I love the immediacy of drypoint, it's more like drawing than any other printmaking process that I know of, and because each print is made by inking and wiping by hand, each varies a little from its fellows. I used a variety of techniques to create background colour in these prints, so it is a Varied Edition. Each print will be numbered and signed, with the letters VE before the number.
          Happy New Year everyone!

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