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Seabird aquatint by Cocoloy Seabird aquatint by Cocoloy
This is an aquatint plate, ready to be printed. The image is created by hand scraping onto a copper plate which has been etched with a rough texture of fine dots, then printing the plate onto paper via a press. The more I scrape away at the rough surface of the plate, the lighter an area will print.

Currently I'm working on a project to do with the idea of nature as a contrasting collaboration of beauty and brutality. This image was created after I found a dead gull, tangled in fishing line on the beach.
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khaptas Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
amazing skill!!
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charab Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Good luck with the printing, the plate is a feast for the eyes.
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Cocoloy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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MikeGamble Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
this is the plate..?! I cant wait to see it printed. Are you planning on coloring it ?
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Cocoloy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :) Yeah, I've been experimenting with colors but the initial plate texture didn't etch completely evenly so the plate's printing out quite patchy. So frustrating! If I get a decent print out of it I'll post on here.
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January 4, 2014
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Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
SZ-31MR
Shutter Speed
10/800 second
Aperture
F/4.1
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Nov 30, 2013, 1:49:41 PM
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Version 1.0
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