Mezzotint on aluminium: Percy Cat

A cross-over between my two blogs: I converted one of my cat-of-the-day sketches into a mezzotint print – it doesn’t really belong in this blog, but I thought just a little mention…

Art by Nancy Farmer

Detail of the finished mezzotint Detail of the finished mezzotint

I had another play with the mezzotint rocker yesterday, with a proper sketch first and everything. I took some photos as I went along, but I’m not going to explain the ‘rocking’ process in much detail as you can see that on this post of a few weeks ago.

A cross-over has occurred between my two blogs – the drawing that this mezzotint is based on is one of my cat-of-the-day sketches. The printing plate is aluminium and is cut to the same size as the prints I have made into coasters. For a while I have thought that the drawings of Percy in his beanbag would make a good set of images for my ‘Art Under Your Coffee’ coasters, but then, there is nothing to stop them being framed prints instead…

Aluminium plate with drawing first in pencil and then fineliner penAluminium plate with drawing first in pencil and then fineliner pen Aluminium plate with drawing first in pencil and then fineliner…

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