Printmaking in progress

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I have been spending some time in the graphics studio at #SundsvallsKollektivverkstad Here are some works in progress. Please bare with me on the poor quality of the photos and stay tuned for the end results.

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The plate of "Window" (workingtitle)

The piece “Window” needs something more. I’m not quite sure what it is yet. I have only printed one layer here.

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After printing! Monotype "Window" on going piece

The first layer of “blue sun”. I’m planning to make three layers on top

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The plate of ongoing piece "Blue sun" (workingtitle)

The plate is ready for the printmaking process with its second layer on top of the already printed motif. I hade only a few minutes to make the second layer before the paper went too dry.

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Second layer of "Blue sun"

Here you can see the result of two layers in my monotype. First the black and blue and second the pale shade of #davesgray

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The ongoing piece "Blue sun" Monotype.

Stay tuned for the end result.

Monotyping

Yesterday I tried a new technique together with the graphics group called Monotyping. You basically lay different oil colors (or watercolor) on a flat surface and the press the paper upon it in a graphics press. Often abstract color effects occur and there is no need for making an etching or patterns. The method is a bit faster than other graphical methods and it was quite liberating experimenting with colors like that.

Its not really my style but I figured I can print patterns on top of them later to tell the story I want to tell. Anyway this is what I ended up doing:

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Have you ever tried Printmaking? Which method do you prefer? Dry point, Copper etchings, Monotype, Collagraphs… It would be nice to hear what you guys like.