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My First Mezzotint by Ouroborealis My First Mezzotint by Ouroborealis
My first mezzotint. Very simple and elementary, I was learning the technique. It was done on a copper plate. The mezzotint teeth were applied with a rocker, then the image was burnished out. Its going to take some time and effort before I finally can achieve a clean mezzotint print, but I love the process and the results.
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Lumbe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Student
I've used a 65/in one, and want to use a 85 if I can get my hands on it, someone else borrowed it. 65 to 85 are the medium range ones I thought. 85 is finer and takes longer to do but creates smaller sized dots, and if you do it right a finer 'grain' to the picture. I should post the mezzotint I finished a while ago here - it was done with 65 only.

When I did my first one the advice was go very slowly on burnishing - its easy to polish to white too fast, and slowly makes more tones. proof as much as necessary =) Seemed to work well for me.
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Ouroborealis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
I can't wait to see then! cools!
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Lumbe Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Student
=) I did post it if you want to see - finally had the time to upload a few things. proofs mostly.
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Ouroborealis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Ait i'll put a watch on ya! i look forward to seeing them! :)
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Lumbe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student
aw, thanks =)
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Lumbe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Student
looks kinda of interesting - did you use a fairly rough rocker, or a finer one? =)
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Ouroborealis Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
It was a 100/inch rocker. I think that's a medium, i was checking out rockers to buy and the expensive ones were 200/inch, wile some of the larger ones were 80/inch. Idk, what you think?
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