Monotype Experiment

nude female monoprint

Female Nude

Just a little experiment. I tried to create a monoprint using etching ink and no medium.

First I did a pencil sketch on newsprint.

nude female sketch 2013-04-30

Nude Female – Initial Sketch 2013-04-30

As I was inking the plate I should have realized that I needed to thin the ink with medium. The ink wasn’t rolling onto the plate evenly, leaving blotches that wouldn’t roll out. I was curious as to how it would look so I pulled the print anyway.

nude female monoprint 2013-04-30

Nude Female Monoprint 2013-04-30

The finished print is interesting, but I think next time I’ll have to try thinning the ink a little. Just so it doesn’t blotch up again.

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