Saturday, 13 August 2011

Print drawings

Planographic print
Tried a new technique out today, which gives an uncontrollable but rich finish to a simple drawing. We inked up a perspex sheet, lay a sheet of paper on the ink and drew direct from life. The pressure of the pencil and fingers picks up the ink giving a soft line and random marks of tone. I don't know what you call these types of one-off prints. As we're working from a flat surface I guess it's a planographic process as opposed to relief or intaglio. I like the way it works beautifully with quick drawings done in the contour-looking mode. It's also exciting as it seems very hard to control where and how the ink applies itself to the paper! Lots of luck required...

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