Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monoprint: Brown trout 100505


A less whimsical fish portrait this time, this 'dark tone monoprint' came out exceptionally well. The ink is rubbed away from the plate for the lighter areas with a damp cloth or scratched away with tools and ink is also added directly for newer dark areas. Once the paper is registered over the print, it is rubbed down, or 'burnished' to pick up the ink fully. My fingerprints can be seen on the lower right where I had touched the edges of the plate. But using artistic licence, I will pretend they are riverbed pebbles :)

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