studies in indirect communication vol. xxiv: soft ground

Etching workshops since Christmas.
Making a series of samples at the moment, to become familiar with the various processes. 

Learning about soft ground etching. The process of taking a print from a plate covered with a fragile surface that can be manipulated through the pressure of a pencil, brush, or by covering with textured materials. (As opposed to hard ground which is a much more robust film that can be scratched into, with a sharp implement. More samples of this another time.) The above are created using foil and scrim.

Not sure quite where these are going just yet as I don't want to just play with texture: it's becoming more and more about the form and how this can be exploited to examine language, semantics and communication theories. Currently the shapes are so generic and I want them to be more expressive, less cartoon-esque.