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MMT 4 – Monoprinting – Exercise 3 Back drawing

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MMT 4 Workbook 1 pages 49-65

My first foray into back drawing with stay open inks was less than successful, with way too much ink on the plate, the second, below was a little better.

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The third where most of the ink was removed and the plate well burnished produced the best of the three.

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Trying at home with Georgian water mixable oil colour finely rolled onto the plate, and hastily back drawn with a kebab stick was loose and expressive.

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Looking at the style of Paul Gauguin’s monotype’Seated Tahitian Nude from the Back, a photocopy of an original drawing from the Molding and Casting Workbook page 52 was used as inspiration and back drawn with a biro, with lively results.  Although looking at Gauguin’s work, he adds different textures by putting pressure on the paper, perhaps with fingertips whereas my attempt has only one type of line.

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A ghost print was taken on newsprint.  I love the quality and smoothness of the charcoal black background.

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The following was intended to be a drawing of a cast piece but the sharp kebab stick and blunt chop stick used produced such similar width lines, the original intention was lost. Again the marks are too alike.  As a pair, the ghost print onto newsprint provides a good contrast.

As posted earlier, a wrapped jug was drawn onto the plate and the wrapping thread back drawn using a earlier drawing as inspiration.  The print captures the movement and energy of the original drawing and feels successful.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “MMT 4 – Monoprinting – Exercise 3 Back drawing

  1. Interesting to see the original and ghost as pairs. I am envious of your drawing skills, your lines are really strong and loose.

  2. Your drawing comments are very welcome, thank you, I enjoy drawing now, but still have to persuade myself to do it!

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