Friday, January 2, 2015

Mixed Media Monotypes

'Hit' mixed media and ink monotype.
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I've been doing alot of drawing on top of some of my water-media monotypes. The one pictured above used the monotype technique described here and here as well as here, but I used a non-waterproof calligraphy ink instead of watercolor and pigments.

Conte crayons, charcoal and pastels work really well as drawing mediums on top of monotypes whether they are oil or water-based. Using these mediums adds another dimension to your print and allows the flexibility to enhance or change the initial drawing that is part of the monotype.

Please see previous posts for reference about how to create water-media (watercolor) based monotypes.