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Aquatint - geography of death? by Kagaya Aquatint - geography of death? by Kagaya
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913):
"Aquatint \A"qua*tint\, Aquatinta \A`qua*tin"ta\, n. [It. acquatinta dyed water; acqua (L. aqua) water + tinto, fem. tinta, dyed. See Tint.]
"A kind of etching in which spaces are bitten by the use of aqua fortis, by which an effect is produced resembling a drawing in water colors or India ink; also, the engraving produced by this method."

Print Content: From Pablo Neruda's "Book of Questions", my print class professor asked us to pick an excerpt and create an aquatint plate in responce to it. This is an inspiring, fun book, short and easy to read as well. Because I wasn't too satesfied with what I made on the earlier intaglio plate [link] , I tried to get away from what was expected, such as creating an image with precise shades of aquatint in specific areas, all within the lines and as clean as possible... I used my birth chart, and a reference from Dr. Paul Richer's "Artistic Anatomy", basically wanting to make a messy, structured map of the stars, of a human life and death cycle in responce to the question, "Why does the professor teach the geography of death?"

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Thorndrop Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
Wow. I looked at it and it made me think of the Vitruvian Man straight away.
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meankitty44 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
WHOA! :+fav:this is AWESUMMMMMM!!
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Ztoical Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Professional Filmographer
great use of aquatint
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shi-chan06 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004
O.o *shivers* dunno why but that just hit me in a funny way ... freaky O.o in a cool way i think ... *stares at the teeth*
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Kagaya Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
Thank you :hug: btw, read your latest journal entry at last. Miss you too. When can you be back on IM?
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shi-chan06 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
i'm back onlyn now! *huggle glomp mollest*
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Calibizaro Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must say that I like this verily. It has a very nice feel to it....sorta brings DiVinci's man diagram to mind... your's is the geography of death....his was the mathematics of man. ;)
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Kagaya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004
I am agape. And unworthy of such incredibly high praise :XD: Thank you.
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Calibizaro Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...naw...we all deserve a decent nod when we do something good. ;) Makes ya feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy inside when you get the idea that you mighta done something right, lol. :D
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Calibizaro Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol...naw...we all deserve a decent nod when we do something good. ;) Makes ya feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy inside when you get the idea that you mighta done something right, lol. :D
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