I’m currently in an Intro to Intaglio Printmaking studio and before I took the class I didn’t really understand what intaglio printmaking was, in all honesty. I have attached a youtube video down below that explains it pretty well. So far I have done a line etching plate and an aquatint and I am currently working on mezzotint, which is a non-acid technique. I chose snakes for my first plate because I thought the patterns and linework that they have to offer would make excellent subject matter for the medium. I still am not sure that I’m finished with my first plate however, because I have re-etched it three different times and there are still things that I’d like to change. The second plate with the dog didn’t work out as planned because I don’t feel I understood the effect of aquatint. Initially I wanted to incorporate the blurred effect into my printmaking by having a dog running. Ultimately, it looks like this dog is swimming. So even though it wasn’t exactly a success there was much that I learned from this piece. The third plate that I’m working on is still in the early stages so there are no prints to show yet. The subject matter is a snake because I feel that there are many interesting ways to arrange the textures.