Night scene 46 st 9th ave

I took the inspiration for my print from this photograph of a night street scene in Manhattan.

I took a number of night time photographs around Manhattan and chose this one with the intention of doing a series of night prints but to date this is the only one!

I wanted to introduce colour and so decided to do a two plate etching one in a yellow colour to convey the night time fluorescent lighting and then the black plate with the main drawing.

I used softgrounds which is a wax covering on the plate to do the drawing, and did some burnishing to convey the light from the street lamp.

Yellow plate on the press

Yellow plate printed

Positioning blocks in place

Black plate in position

Night scene 46 st 9th ave – Finished Print