My figurative monotypes begin with conte crayon drawings on paper done from a live model. The drawing is placed underneath a clear plastic printmaking plate which is large enough to encompass the drawing. Using the drawing underneath the plate as a guide, the plate is inked using both brayers and stiff brushes.
Printing monotypes without a press an inked plate can be be run through a heavy duty etching press or the ink can be transferred using a tool called a pin press.* Both works here were made using a pin press.
* The prints in this collection were created with waterbased Akua inks, brayers and a pin press. For more info on how to create monotypes using this type of transfer technique, sign up for my blog where this process will be explored in an upcoming photo and text tutorial.
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Reclining Figure with Blue Drape
monotype, image size: 12” x 9”, matted and framed size: 19” x 16”
Portrait in Orange, Turquoise and Rust
monotype, image size: 8” x 6”, matted and framed size: 14” x 12”