Faceless

Ink on paper Original size 4x6 1998 Alex Ledante

Faceless is an etching from my printmaking final- the Dark Testament. The assignment was to create a book which featured all the techniques of printmaking which we'd been taught. Etching onto an Plexiglas plate isn't difficult, since you simply tape your original art to the back of said plate and scratch away at the surface of the plexi. Not entirely unlike tracing...

Afterwards, you have to ink the plate and then rub the ink away, which is kind of a pain. Then you run it through the press and bingo! I like to leave plenty of plate tone, since I feel it lends a greater intensity to the print. But that's just me