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Monoprint - LEOPARD by dino-wolf Monoprint - LEOPARD by dino-wolf
A leopard drew on the 20th of October!

This one is a monoprint. You need to paint your table with water-soluble paint, make sure the colour is spread out evenly. Then, cover a paper on it and draw on it with different pressure. Finally, flip it over, and you will see your monoprint!

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RV-Siegfried Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
mmm, it seems to be a good method to obtain a graphite drawing look, the bad thing is that you can stain with ink or paint your paper. You can obtain a similar effect with a copper plate, using a technique called "soft ground".  you know, i make a lot of printmaking but i never do monoprints or monotypes, so i have two (silly) questions, did you use water-soluble paint or ink? and ¿you need to damp the paper for this kind of work?
thx a lot

I prefer to use water-soluble paint instead of ink or acrylic. Of course, when using water-soluble paint, you should not mix it with any water, or else you would never be able to obtain such effects. Besides, ink and acrylic are quite easy to dry up. So, if you do your work slowly and the ink/ acrylic dried up, your paper might be damaged! One more thing is that it is much easier to clean up the mess on your table if you use water-soluble paint.

When doing monoprint/monotype, you should never damp the paper, as that will not produce such effect (actually, you may try it out if you want the colour to spread out like clouds, but I haven't tried it out yet). Just use a roller to add a thin layer of water-soluble paint on the table/board, make sure the colour is spread out and smooth. Then, just cover a piece of paper on top (you should not use paper that is too soft or else it will be all stained!), and start drawing on it. When you draw on the paper, the place you add in pressure will be stained at the other side. Finally, if you would like to produce some more effects or highlights some areas, then just use your hand to give a bit of pressure on it. Still, the first paper might not be good because there is too much ink on the table. So, make sure the first one is just for experiment. This Leopard was the third piece I made, so I think you can guess how messy the first two were. XP

Thank you for commenting. Hope these can help you.
RV-Siegfried Aug 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
of course this is helpful, thanks to you for this detailed explanation.
Hi there! 

I did another printmaking using another technique, called intaglio! 
Lizaig Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my ! Beautiful !
WOW! That's a lot of comments! Thank you so much! This is the first time ever having so much people adding my work to their collections! I was shocked by the number of feedback messages! Before, it was about 130, and now it is over 900! WOW!

It's amazing, great :)
atram95 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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