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The Swing by whitneybroadaway The Swing by whitneybroadaway
2008

Etching and chine colle

18" x 12"

One of my first etchings. My first studio woes of what happens when other students get soft ground on the hard ground rollers and it mixes onto my plate. I had to scrape and burnish most of the plate after the soft/hard ground flaked off in large chunks on my second round of etching leaving most of the image open bit. It was a true adventure.

There are three art historical references. Can you find them all? One should be very obvious!
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Wow this is a lovely etching--very impressive--puts my classmates to shame haha (they are highschoolers though XD) I dont have much to say--the obvious thing is that the foot looks rather off...Also the other foot thats in the water should be making a splash since its moving (I presume because of the swing) I sort of wonder why there is so much slack on the swing--is her weight on her foot in the water? I find that a bit strange...you could work on anatomy bit--the legs are very skinny (this could be style) and very unnatural positions (perfect 90 degrees?) The torso also seems a bit strange and long. Hands could use some work too but I know that its hard and its an etching so no going back :/ I was really harsh--I had to look at it a long time to find things--Also I love the background and trees and the fwish of the water :)
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e-pona Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014
Interesting composition.  I kind of like how her face is hidden.  She could be anyone.
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work!
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whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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sandersblack Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
[link](painting)

Obvious art history reference #1!
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:iconwhitneybroadaway:
whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Yes, that is the obvious one- I'm glad someone finally guessed it!
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sandersblack Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Woooooo
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offermoord Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
fantastic work!
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:iconwhitneybroadaway:
whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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ahemka Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   General Artist
Hi , I featured your work in my latest journal note :) [link]
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whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh cool- thank you for the feature!
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Gwenm Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I think the foulbite gives it some nice atmosphere :)
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whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you- I think so too. It made me want to start all of my etchings with some kind of unintentional plate tone that I would have to battle against. Thank you for adding this to your favorites!
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potatoviking Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is just lovely.
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whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, and thank you for adding it to your favorites!
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Tipi Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice print! very mysterious.
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whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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MackenzieBedford Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I can't imagine it being any cleaner, I think the unintentional bites add even more visual interest.
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whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I agree about the unintentional bites. One of the reasons I like printmaking so much is all the challenges and things that "go wrong" force you to work around them or overcome them to make a stronger piece. A sheet of arches just doesn't put up the same kind of fight :D
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MackenzieBedford Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha exactly!
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silverwordz Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's lovely!
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whitneybroadaway Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I haven't been on DA in a while, so I'm going through and uploading old stuff- lots more to go!
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