[image_with_animation image_url=”11428″ alignment=”” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] From previous V.Note: “Though I thought I should give it a try, I really thought I wouldn’t like drypoint because every time I heard the word “drypoint” I heard nails on a chalkboard, and most of the prints labeled as “drypoints” seemed less rich and subtle than the etchings that I admired. I was wrong. Nikki informed me that people often misuse the word etching (a chemical process) because it sounds better than drypoint (a scratchity process), and many of the prints I had thought were etchings were actually mislabeled drypoints.” Take a look at this work by Frank Hobbs. See those velvety areas, and graceful line work? This is a drypoint, not an etching. [image_with_animation image_url=”11427″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100% ” load_in_animation=”none Images: https://frank-hobbsart.com/portfolios/printmaking-drypoints-etchings/1 We have several printmaking classes this fall. Lucky me, I get to take them all. Want to join me? Click here to find a printmaking class that works with your schedule.