I have transferred my sketch onto the plate. It couldn't have been done without prior planning.
(I really need to work swiftly as I have only 2 more days left to complete the etching and edition printing. )
Doodled some miniature sketches for my brainstorming before I finalized everything in the morning.
Here's the plate after the first round of line etching in the acid bath (left) and after using ground to cover up more areas on the plate for the next etch (right).
Little guy appeared again in the midst of the busyness of the studio, and after many more etches.
By this time I was preparing for aquatint - it was really hard to resist! I couldn't live with just a simple line etching, and my excuse is that I have more time. (Perhaps the real excuse is that I just have itchy fingers)
I attempted to capture the sound he makes again, but he just crawled all over my plate...