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RATS by AriaGunnir
RATS by AriaGunnir


This was a print I did:  I manipulated it a bit with my paint program, but while I was in university in 1995 (gasp!) I used a copper square plate with which to carve this young lady with the rat on her shoulder. All four had ink rolled over and then put through an old printing press (hand-cranked).  These are four separate prints with different experimentations: ie) on one I rubbed ink off before the press with a q-tip cotton swab and then rolled through the press; on one I rubbed ink off after the press; on one I just rolled a small amount of ink on before the press; and one I dipped the copper plate in a mild acid (the acid bites off some of the plating and makes a slightly different texture if you leave it for just a few minutes)... 

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General Info

Category Miscellaneous » Characters » Female » Teenagers (13-18)
Date Submitted
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Media Ink or markers
Time Taken I can't remember for the life of me...
Reference Dark characters, in general


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spiritedchaos on January 30, 2007, 6:28:15 AM

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spiritedchaosIt's great to see all the different effects you got - I like the darker one in the bottom left especially.

AriaGunnir on January 30, 2007, 11:48:49 AM

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AriaGunnirThanks spiritedchaos...   That's the one that I put lots of ink on and then went the press and then dabbed with a q-tip.  The one I think is the best is the upper right: that's the one that I dipped the copper plate in acid.  Everyone seems to like different ones for different reasons...

FirePhantom24 on January 29, 2007, 10:39:37 AM

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FirePhantom24Cool, I like the variation of style and textures on the same image.

AriaGunnir on January 29, 2007, 11:09:05 AM

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AriaGunnirThank you very much!  How's my dragon coming? LOL  Just kidding, you don't have to tell me!  I want to be surprised anyway!

FirePhantom24 on January 29, 2007, 11:09:51 AM

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FirePhantom24Almost done. ^^

blusand30 on January 29, 2007, 10:40:21 AM

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blusand30neat. the texture look is cool.

AriaGunnir on January 29, 2007, 11:08:09 AM

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AriaGunnirThank you -- I can't remember the exact type of paper, but it was really thick and porous.  Probably like watercolour paper.  LOL  I didn't even know it was in my gallery until just now!  I just looked an hour ago and it wasn't on yet!  Anyway, thanks for the comments - I'll come visit you in your gallery sometime.