I am making an animation out of intaglio prints.
I told Cerese about this, and her first question was “WHY?” My answer is simple: intaglio plates are reworked relatively easily, and thus are conducive to modifying over and over. I am making a print with each modification, so hopefully soon I will have a hefty stack of prints to scan and make into a video. And then I’ll add Frooty Loops-made music. I think this is a really great idea, albeit extremely time-consuming. I guess we all know where I’ll be every night for the next three and a half months?
Anyways, I am making a practice version this week, a fun one of Jake playing keyboard, to learn more about drypoint and how this process will work. I started with an etching, and then modified it using drypoint and burnishing. I’m considering hand-coloring it? Ahh, if only there were more hours in the day!
PS Here is a neat intaglio animation, using a different strategy.
PPS I’m absolutely hand-coloring this, starting right NOW.