A crop of Arthur Giesert's art in Oink. Click through to enlarge.
Etching uses acid to melt artwork lines in waxy metal, then print with ink.
Etching is a form of printmaking created from acid coated in wax. The artist scratches away the wax creating the image; the exposed metal is exposed to acid, creating the lines in the metal that will absorb the ink.
Arthur Geisert: Oink
This book was illustrated with etchings, a rarely used technique in children’s books. The colors were done with manual color separation. Geisert tried to combine a classic etching style inspired by Piranesi, Rembrandt, and Callot with humor and narrative.