Awardee Update: Maripelly Praveen Goud
Maripelly Praveen Goud is a 2012 Fine Art Awardee. Being a gifted printmaker he was invited by the Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking to create a video to demonstrate Aquatint and Line Etching processes.
Aquatint is an intaglio printmaking technique, a variant of etching. In intaglio printmaking, the artist makes marks on the plate (in the case of aquatint, a copper or zinc plate) that are capable of holding ink. Aquatint, allows for a variety of etching widely used by printmakers to achieve a broad range of tonal values. The process is called aquatint because finished prints often resemble watercolour drawings or wash drawings. The technique consists of exposing a copperplate to acid through a layer of melted granulated resin.
This video was created and originally published on the Waswo X. Waswo Collection of Indian Printmaking website. You may view it here.