Friday, 26 October 2012

Print making

Here is a recent print which has been created with a litho plate. I had never done lithography before so it was quite an experience to try. The image was first sketched onto a lithographic plate with crayons, which was then wiped back with turpentine, powder and acid gum in what seemed like a repetitive process. Then, the plate was inked with litho block ink (much like a lino cut) and was printed.
 Yet despite how tedious the process was in the creation of the print, the end result was worthwhile. This technique is particularly effective in displaying my drawing technique, from the dark, sketchy lines which in turn emphasise the dramatic mood of the work.

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