St. Sebastian: I
8 1/2" x 2 1/2"
One of two St. Sebastian images from the same period, this etching was an attempt to perfect the toner transfer method of intaglio. A drawing was first produced on paper, then scanned into Photoshop, and eventually printed in inverse on a transparency. The toner was transfered to the plate with heat, to act as a resist. Softground layers were used to take away the more obvious dot pattern; scraping and burnishing finished off the image. The red ink was used to mimic red chalk drawings of the Italian Renaissance, a period when St. Sebastian was a popular subject.