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Degeneration of the Mind Final by Rhainster Degeneration of the Mind Final by Rhainster
So here's the Aquatinted version of the Intaglio print I put up before. Sorry for the nasty shadow in the corner of the image, I didn't see it until it was too late.

Here's the whole edition: [link]
And here's the next print I'm working on: [link]

[EDIT]: Wow... Thank you SO MUCH for the DD! :D I can't believe it! I saw it just after waking up, shot out of bad and ran to my room mates screaming, I was so excited! :) Like, you guys have no idea! All the other work that got DD's was so much better than this piece... though a lot of it it digital work, and this is an Intaglio Print, which, for any of you that know printmaking, that is a very different story. ^ ^ But still, I'm very happy. You have no idea how thrilled I am. ...And this isn't even a good photo! There's a nasty shadow on the side. I'm really tempted to replace it with a better one but I'm worried I'll accidentally delete the deviation or something. XD

If you guys want to see some really fantastic prints check out :iconxcutherex: who is a helluva lot better than I am. ^ ^

And again, THANK YOU SO MUCH! :glomp:

[2nd EDIT]: I realized this thing fits in my scanner. So there's a better image of it now. XD
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Given 2011-11-04
:iconepigonion:
epigonion Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
nice. very nice.
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^ ^
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:iconelectronicloser:
ElectronicLoser Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Very touching, i like it a lot
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconlovelyshrew:
LovelyShrew Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Teach me how! =D
This is great. Lovely work.
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And teach you how, huh? lol. Are you interested in printmaking? I'd be happy to try and answer any questions about it. :)
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:iconlovelyshrew:
LovelyShrew Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Yes! I have looked on Youtube to find a video about aquatint, but I cant seem to find a good one. I am in a printmaking class (just for fun, my vocation is Graphic Design) and it is beginning printmaking. I am currently doing an etching on a zinc plate. I have so many questions! I dont want to bother you, but if you have time to answer I would appreciate it very much.
1) I am etching this image: [link] for piece. My professor hinted that I would be able to achieve ambient textures like the ones in the background on that piece, but I have no idea how. Would I attempt that when the ink is rolled on? Meaning that I only etch the plate with the most basic lines?
2)I have to produce 5-10 pieces that are exactly alike, so I worry that blotting the ink will result in dissimilar prints.
3) My professor said "aquatint is for printmaking 2 students" but I can do it if I figure it out on my own.

Ok I think that about sums it up. If you have, or know if, a tutorial or video I would love to see! I think your etchings make the strongest pieces in your gallery, the style seems to suit you.
Ps- I hated shaving that zinc plate down! =P
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome job! :D I love the birds.
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^ ^ Thanks!
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:iconsaffyminty:
saffyminty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this idea and you have done it really well. It looks so good!
Great Job!
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you!
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:iconsaffyminty:
saffyminty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Welcome!!! :D
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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   General Artist
great idea for a piece
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thank you.
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:iconherculanonovaes:
herculanonovaes Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
wonderful! :+fav:
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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:iconwarmics:
Warmics Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice job! I like the way you grew the hair into a tree. Very cool concept.
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^ ^ I'm glad you think so. :)
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^ ^ I'm glad you think so. :)
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:iconlifesucksopay:
lifesucksopay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice surrealist :D
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconmattaustin7:
mattaustin7 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Looks great, keep it up.
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Will do. ^ ^
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:iconargamenax:
Argamenax Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
That is a very good idea, well done.
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconuttyful:
Uttyful Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Photographer
love it <3 very poetic
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! "Poetic" is a great compliment. :)
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:iconimdani2u:
imdani2u Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this...
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Quite an interesting piece of work!
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
^ ^ Thank you!
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:iconfeldrand:
feldrand Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, i do like this one... :D it's bit like i feel sometimes... :D
nice etching - and a wonderful DD... congrats... :D
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :) I'm glad it's appreciated as an etching. A lot of people have been adding it to collections called "drawing" etc, which I don't mind, if I didn't know what printmaking was I'd think it was a drawing. It's just sad that more people aren't aware of print making (not that I even knew what it was until college XD). But yeah. Thank you! ^ ^
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:iconfeldrand:
feldrand Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are welcome... :D
i understand you, but never mind as long as people like it... :D
i happen to know etchings from art-school myself, although i made silk screen printing... but the studios where side by side and had one, very nice, teacher... :D
besides my sister once made an etching... i think just this one, but maybe i'm wrong...
[link]
at least i know a little about this technique and like to see a nice work like yours... :D
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:iconhappilybizarre:
HappilyBizarre Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. I love all the little details, like the nest. But my favorite bit is the woodwork in the middle of the image. Nice job. c:
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) I spent a very long time on the tree trunk, so I'm glad to hear someone thinks it came out well.
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HappilyBizarre Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Of course!
Can I ask, how did you start etching? I made a scratch-board piece, for the first time, and I loved it. But etching is usually on metal right? So how do you even find metal to practice on?
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I actually I started my school Intro Intaglio class cold turkey, so this was my first ever attempt. ^ ^' As far as the hard lines go, it's really no different then straight up drawing, and it doesn't take practice really. The value coming out well was because of the guidance of a good teacher. :) But from what I understand this was on a piece of roofing copper, and that comes pretty cheap, but my teacher gave it to me so I'm not sure where you'd get it... And scratch board is awesome! I actually just tried that for the first time last week and will certainly return to it! If you like that you should try Relief printing with a wood or linoleum block (which you can find at an art store), as relief and scratch board are both subtractive. If you want to try working into metal I'd definitely recommend taking a class if you can, but if you're interested I'd be happy to explain more about process, etc.
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HappilyBizarre Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that's a good first attempt.
Hm, I may look into that.
Yeah, my high school doesn't have any classes. Just Intro, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, and Portfolio. :/
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:iconrhainster:
Rhainster Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah. Bummer. My high school was just about the same though. I didn't even know what printmaking was until college. But if you're planning to go to art school you can also guarantee there will be some sweet printmaking electives--even if you're just at a good university there'll probably be some. Definitely try giving relief a shot before college if you can though, it's easy to pick up on your own. ^ ^
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:iconhappilybizarre:
HappilyBizarre Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student General Artist
That's true.
The variety of art classes is one of the few reasons why I'm even bothering to think about college. I know I could get in, that's not the issue. It's just the cost, and it doesn't apply to any of the jobs I'm interested in.
But yeah, I'll definetly check out relief printing soon. Thank you for the information!
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