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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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komaru6 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 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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:iconmihael123:
uuuuh
super...
mm
welcome to my gallery
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Lumbe 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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:icongraver13:
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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HopeTithe Nov 9, 2008   General Artist
wow! This is amazing!
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:icongraver13:
Thank you very much! I wish i still had an etching studio to work in.
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HopeTithe Nov 22, 2008   General Artist
your welcome :D
awe are you no longer creating?
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:icongraver13:
Oh no. I'm still in the art/illustration game, it's just changed focus for me. Since I've moved to New Orleans, I'm pretty much limited to what i can produce in a small apartment room. That means etching is most definitely out of the picture. ;)

It's boiled down to watercolor and digital works much nay more.
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