Monday, November 3, 2008

Black and White Monotypes

I will have the transparent black ink mixed for B&W monotypes that are to be included in your final portfolios.  The image size is variable, but no smaller than 11" x 14" and no larger than 18" x 24". The image should be one that you create for this project, no old drawings from previous studio classes.  The process is just like the reductive three color separation monotype you did at the beginning of the semester, only this time you'll be layering transparent black.  It will require at least three runs through the press to achieve black. The darkest darks will have multiple layers while the lightest greys will likely have only one.  The ink will be a mixture of process black, tint base, setswell compound, and linseed oil.  Each layer is reduced the same manner as before, and registration is the same as well.

Have fun! 

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