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Birchwoods by Rowkey Birchwoods by Rowkey
Another lithograph, a proper old-fashioned stone process this time! So basically, I drew this picture on a lithograph stone with grease/litho pencils, did some detail scratching with a razor blade, chemically etched the drawing into the stone, and finally printed fifteen of the things.

I'm quite happy with this...and was so afraid of breaking my stone, overdoing the etch, over-inking, and generally messing it up every step of the way, holy jesus
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Pixx-73 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great idea... :D
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student General Artist
nice. the values make it look like everything's cast in firelight
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rrrugops Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Beautiful concept. Great work :)
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Hfoursaur Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I think this is my favourite of your works so far, Katie, and I'm really loving this series of tree-creatures. This sounds like it was a labour of love, and it looks fantastic!
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Verlidaine Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I want your skills. :I

And a print of this lol. but paypal I no has ;A;

This is fantastic though <3 I like the shadine how one side is white and the other dark. xD You sort of have to reverse-shade in a sence on the stone right? Scratch where the highlights are etc
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, here's an interesting thing- The lithography process is not drawn in negative! Here's a photo I took of the 80% completed drawing on the stone: [link] Usually the image is drawn directly onto a grained stone with a litho/grease pencil and is then a chemical etch is applied, which essentially makes the lighter parts 'permanent'. Other chemicals and solutions are applied to the stone after etching which makes ink repel the etched lighter bits.

Lithography is actually magic, I'm sure of it. :noes:
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STorA Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
I love this one. So mysterious!
Light and shade are gorgeous!

PS I admire your attitude to the process of creating lithographs!
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: It's such a pleasure to have learned the process. c:
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STorA Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
You're welcome! Yes, I agree.)))
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Rowkey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
YOU'RE GETTING ONE OF MY PRINTS when I come back. Just so you know. Your choice. >8]
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