|Detail of Baxter - Drypoint Print - Artist Proof - Steph Chalmers - 2010|
|Maddy and Baxter - Drypoint Print - Artist Proof - Steph Chalmers -2010|
A gentle retired man commissioned me to do this portrait of his old dogs, Maddy and Baxter. I don't usually enjoy commissions but this was a good one, and I was happy with the outcome. These are artist proofs of the printed plate. The final works were hand colored and looked much better, but I neglected to take photos!
I love the line that drypoint gives. Emily says it's like a tattoo on paper. No pencil, ink, pen drawing or etching could get quite the same soft furry line. It's just yummy.