Saturday, March 27, 2010

prints

Above is a lithograph resulting from the drawing featured a couple of posts ago. I used an aluminium lithographic plate which I learnt tends to print with more contrast than the original drawing, but that said I am happy with the result & happy to be learning about new ways of working. Below is a large monotype that I did primarily to explore the process. I used water-based printing ink which forced me to work more quickly than I usually would. The image was made using a rag to remove the ink. I really enjoyed the painterly and direct approach of the monotype and plan to do more soon. Both the lithograph and the monotype are about 20 x 30 inches.

4 comments:

Carly said...

Very cool! Printing is so much fun

Jeremy Enecio said...

awesome! yea, the litho definitely printed more contrasty, but it still looks beautiful, just a different atmosphere overall. The monotype has an almost religious "glow" about it, like a portrait of a virgin mary. i need to get my hands on some printing materials now :)

Dustin d'Arnault said...

Hey Annika! really cool prints. Is that Jasmine?

Annika said...

Hey Dustin! how's life? Yes that's our friend Jasmin sitting in the tree :)