Sofia loved her maquillage, she was always ready for Hallowe’en, here is a photo of an original etching pulled by the artist from his plate, © by Edward Huse, 2008, all RR.
It is a zinc plate, prepared by using a block applied hot and scribed through, over-bitten in acid to make a low even field for the green color to lie in, while in the acid bath I continued to make small changes with the stylus through the block. For this pull, I inked the black into the deepest recesses, then wiped aggresively, then rolled a layer of color with a softer roller, then a layer of black again lightly on top, then a final incomplete wipe with a the same used tarletan rag, leaving an intentional plate tone. I use Somerset Velvet usually and always love it. I have been experimenting with this image using iPhoto and Seashore.
Some of these pulls, (the actual “real” prints), are available for sale as well as the great reproductions made available through www.redbubble.com. They of course vary wildly as a result of the variables involved in pulling a print from a plate by hand, but that is one of the reasons that such a print is considered an actual independant and integral work of art in contrast to other prints that are essentially reproductions.
This image is also available through my similar account at www.zazzle as a US Postage Stamp, (When do we get www.redbubble.com Aussie Stamps?!)