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The Hangin' Tree by graver13 The Hangin' Tree by graver13
Another etching from '04

Here I really went crazy using my fingerprints to help etch in the dark textures around the plate to form the hill the tree stands on and the strange sky without it seeming too thought out. Then i just went ocd on the tree. i really love sketching them out with their twisting gnarled branches winding and twisting their way up.

Again I used standard black printers ink with brunt umber oil paint mixed in for the pigment
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*graver13 brings us another beauty from the etchings gallery: The Hangin' Tree ( Suggested by secondmagpie and Featured by DuncanMcNicol )
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MelissaKuri Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
WOW
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komaru6 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   General Artist
This is a gorgeous print! Good job, the effect of the fingerprints is very impressive. The tree is greatly textured and the negative space going on in the branches really give some interesting shapes :) Also, the lines around the edges really contain the piece and really complete it, they might be my favorite part!

Awesome!
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neoFLOWER-BLOOMING Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wonderful texture, I really love the idea of using your fingerprints.
I've been working with some printing lately, and I honestly never thought of that. It's creates a really interesting look.
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Mihael123 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
uuuuh
super...
mm
welcome to my gallery
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Lumbe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Student
Love the texture form the fingerprints - beautiful! The grey from the plate tone (I assume? or aquatint) makes the whole thing work well together too. So many details....

Beautiful!
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graver13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
The gray is just from the plate. I didn't do a complete rub down of the plate after inking it. I mostly just concentrated on highlights and other light areas in the work letting a lot of ink remain on the plate in the darker areas (especially the areas etched with my finger prints).

I'm glad you like it though!
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Lumbe Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Student
=)
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HopeTithe Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008   General Artist
wow! This is amazing!
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graver13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Thank you very much! I wish i still had an etching studio to work in.
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HopeTithe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008   General Artist
your welcome :D
awe are you no longer creating?
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