Here we have the first print I made from a copper plate. The technique is called 'dry point' and the artist uses a sharp tool (usually a pokey thing called a scribe, but I used a knife because I don't have a scribe... because I'm poor), to scratch the surface of the copper plate to generate an image. Unlike carving a linoleum or wood block, the artist carves the positive image onto the plate and then puts it through the press (after inking it and doing that whole process) and through the pressure of the press the positive image is printed onto a piece of paper.
I can't say very much about this print, other than I think I'm going to be playing with it in Photoshop and making it into my Holiday greeting card. The image was taken from something I drew over the summer, and it's a self-portrait of sorts. (My mom could see that right away... cause she knows me really well... cause she's my mom.) Part of the inspiration for this image came from a patter than my ceiling light makes on the ceiling of my room -- it reminded me of the Star of David and that made me think about a figure in the shape of the Star.