Rurouni Kenshin Gravure

Posted Jun 2, 2007, 4:55:27 PM UTC
This artwork was created with the rotogravure technique. Therefore I had to evenly spread out black, wax-like paste on a polished copperplate. Then I scratched away the black paste with a really thin, fine needle. Thereafter the copperplate was etched in a acid bath. The waxed parts keep spared, the scratched parts becomes grooves. Then I washed away the paste and filled the grooves with black print colour paste. Now, the copperplate was ready for printing with a special machine. The heavy drum pressed down the copperplate into an absorbent, humid paper sheet, which soaked up the black colour. And here you see the result.^^

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  • Oct 16, 2007, 1:09:23 PM UTC
    This is a print? I think I know that technique. It's very beautiful.
    • Nov 1, 2007, 3:29:13 AM UTC
      Yes, it's a print. I liked it much to do this work. It was very interesting.
  • Jun 6, 2007, 2:55:54 PM UTC
    OMG! Squeee! This is awesome. I love Kenshin's sweet expression, and the branches in the background are the perfect touch. Favorite!

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