[image_with_animation image_url=”11320″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Belinda Del Pesco, drypoint of someone making a drypoint Drypoint, a rather scratchy nails-on-chalboard kind of word, is a printmaking technique in which an image is incised into a plate with a pointy thing. I’ll get into more academic V.cabulary about this later, but for now I’m just going to call it a pointy thing. It seems to me that drypoint is very similar to drawing, only different. I’m not sure yet how it’s different, but Nikki Barber, the jam on our toast of a printmaking instructor, told me to stop thinking of the pointy thing as a pencil. I’m not sure what this means yet because it looks like a pencil to me, but I’d like to learn, and Nikki said she’d help me. Drypoint is non toxic. Some people call it an etching without acids or solvents. Before I started scratching haphazardly away at this beautiful, shining, absolutely flawless sheet of precious copper, I did some research to see the kinds of marks that can be made in this medium. In my research, I made a collection of prints I can refer to later, a collection of various marks and styles. Below is a little gallery of drypoint prints, specifically of people reading. From my inspiration book to yours. Enjoy. ” load_in_animation=”none Interested in learning more? We offer a drypoint printmaking class, and a drypoint printmaking workshop this Fall. Click here to find the best class for you. Tomorrow I try the pointy thing!