Since my initial training in Graphic Design at Chelsea School of Art, I more recently refreshed my work by doing an Illustration degree at Cambridge School of Art (Anglia Ruskin.)
Observational drawing, which I have always found both a delight and a challenge, led me to etching and I find the whole process fascinating. You carefully prepare the metal plate, you make your image on it, you consign the plate to the acid, you clean it and you take a print. So much can happen at each stage and so, although it is a complicated process, you can never be a complete master of it. You have to go with what happens and not be too sure when you start, where you will end up!