Etching

A crop of Arthur Giesert's art in Oink. Click through to enlarge.

Etching uses acid to melt artwork lines in waxy metal, then print with ink.

Etching is a form of printmaking created from acid coated in wax. The artist scratches away the wax creating the image; the exposed metal is exposed to acid, creating the lines in the metal that will absorb the ink.


Arthur Geisert cover (click again)

Cover. Click through to enlarge

Arthur Geisert illustration (click again)

Final art. Click through to enlarge

Arthur Giesert crop (click again)

Crop. Click through to enlarge

Arthur Geisert: Oink

This book was illustrated with etchings, a rarely used technique in children’s books. The colors were done with manual color separation. Geisert tried to combine a classic etching style inspired by Piranesi, Rembrandt, and Callot with humor and narrative.

Printmaking
Etching