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 both types of transfer techniques, sign up for my blog where each process will be covered in a separate entry.
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”