Category Archive: Drypoint

Drypoint: Portrait of Helene

Despite the shortcomings of the drypoint method (as discussed here), I found the process very appealing and enjoyable, and decided to make another. As described in the linked post, that first drypoint was… Continue reading

Suite of Methods III: Making a Drypoint Matrix

Drypoint – a brief background The appearance of drypoint as an intaglio method in its own right, in pre-1600 Europe, is somewhat fleeting. Its use as a way of correcting or enhancing another… Continue reading

A Suite of Methods: An Introduction

Any form of art which has a physical presence (which means I am excluding purely digital and electronic art) has, by its nature, texture and depth, and a world of technical information which… Continue reading

Making A Dauber

In the intaglio process, a dauber – also called a dabber, or sometimes a dolly or poupee, especially if it is very small, or used in the ‘a la poupee’ process – is… Continue reading

Intaglio printing process

In the intaglio method of printing, we are talking about using a matrix which has the image below the surface. When ready for printing, ink sits in the lines below the surface of… Continue reading

File your edges

First process/phrase off the rank refers to a step in the intaglio method of printing. When we talk about intaglio plates in a historical sense, they’re made from metal in some form. Copper… Continue reading