Lucy, done in a soft-ground etching:
Lucy, done in a hard-ground etching:
I love the linear aspect of etching; the fact that I can do a drawing in ground and have it print as a drawing... not a drawing-into-carving, like a relief print. But the process is so complicated and with the strange chemicals and grounds, I'm not sure I could do it at home.
Maybe some day I could explore some less-complicated 'linear' printmaking techniques it a bit more, at home. I'm thinking of plate lithography or even drypoint...