I had a workshop this afternoon learning how to do monotype lithographs, which was pretty fun. Some of them were better than others (I think the first one is my favourite and it was actually the first one I did so clearly it’s all downhill from here :D) but that’s part of the fun of printing really, you never know if it’s actually going to come out alright or not. Yes that can be frustrating if you want something to be perfect but that’s never been my priority really. Plus even the ones that went wrong led to some interesting textures that I can working back over the top of later on.
I’ve still got black ink around my nails but I think that’s when I feel most content. I do love a good productive afternoon of printing.
Trying to get back into drawing again. I need to gather more research really but it helps to get back into things to do some quick drawings. I’m going to try and focus more on textures and different media this time as I felt like my designs for the last project ended up looking a little bit flat in some cases, although I did like them.
Quink and wax resists are my favourite things. I actually realised yesterday that I’d somehow managed to stockpile three bottles of it :). I just like the variation of colour it creates compared to Indian ink which is completely black all the time (as well as obliterating everything in it’s path, making it rubbish for wax resists). Wax resists I enjoy because as you can’t actually see what you’re doing you’re forced to be less precious about it, not that I really go in for in-depth drawing most of the time anyway.