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Well, I guess I was getting tired because this transfer monotype was Really Over-inked. I’m supposed to improve – not get worse! Thank goodness for acrylic paint.

Then I attempted drawing with ink using a chopstick. I had my doubts but it does work. This time I used Caran d’ache Neocolor II crayons.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

#1 Akua Intaglio Ink, plexiglass, Japanese paper; acrylic paint

#2 waterproof ink, chopstick, Caran d’ache Neocolor II, waterbrush

My second attempt monoprinting with the Akua Intaglio Ink was semi-successful. It’s different printing with waterbased inks in a kitchen from printing with oil based ink and using a press. I need practice and this was just the first day. There was too much ink on the plate so the monotype was not very good. Out came the acrylic paint.

Sigh. I over-inked the plate again for the transfer monotype. That’s one of my problems – discerning the right amount of ink.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Akua Intaglio Ink, plexiglass, Japanese paper.

I bought a jar of Akua Waterbased Intaglio Ink and tried mono printing on a small square of plexiglass on my boardonironingboard studio annex. It works! My first try needed a bit of touch up with some of the ink and a brush – but not much.

I tried printing a ghost image but it was too pale and washed out. Almost tossed in the trash but decided to see what would happen if I painted over it with acrylic. Warhol-ish Jill.

And, of course, I tried a transfer monotype which worked nicely. Maybe less ink on the plate would be better. Someday I’ll paint this one also.

JKPP = Julia Kay’s Portrait Party (referred to photo put on JKPP Flickr Group supplied by subject for this purpose)

Akua Ink, plexiglass, paper (Japanese and something else)

After I did a transfer monotype (seen in a previous post some time ago) using this drawing, I noticed that there was sufficient ink remaining on the copper plate so I decided to keep working on the plate and run it through the press. Well, it printed out just fine, but I hated it. Destined for the garbage heap. One day last week I was using acrylics for a project I’ve been working on and decided to see what would happen if I painted over the oil based printing ink.

I referred to a sketch that had been drawn from life in a small gridded notebook and then colored in my iPAD while on the High Line with NYC Urban Sketchers. Arches printmaking paper.
Acrylic paint

And, yes, I could have drawn the long line of artists snaking around and up to the pizza ladies, or the pizza eaters, but, truth be known, it didn’t even occur to me. Bleh. I am so empty headed at times.

Panels e-h were drawn with regular crayola crayons, any color that would show up on the gray. Then I colored using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, waterbrush and later Pitt Brush Pen while on site. Black gesso and white acrylic were used later at home. The background is fictional.

This model was also doing an all day pose. I was really annoyed at myself for losing track of time and not getting in more sketchers.

Panels e-h were drawn with regular crayola crayons, any color that would show up on the gray. Then I colored using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, waterbrush and later Pitt Brush Pen while on site. Black gesso and white acrylic were used later at home. The background is fictional.

At 6pm I was caught by surprise because Pizza appeared and then a raffle and the models were done. No more sketchers to draw so I ate. I should have drawn the eaters but I was hungry.

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Panels e-h were drawn with regular crayola crayons, any color that would show up on the gray. Then I colored using Caran d’Ache Neocolor II, waterbrush and later Pitt Brush Pen while on site. Black gesso and white acrylic were used later at home. The background is fictional.

This model was part of a pair that were holding the same pose all day. Well, of course they took many needed breaks but you knew that. I happened to swing my chair around and caught this pose. For some very unfathomable reason she was super easy to draw. Not complaining.

Drawn on a long folder from an auction house, painted with black and white gesso (=gray). Panels a-d drawn with pencil, then Sharpie fine pen. Pencil, poorly erased, interfered with the flesh color.

Colors were Caran d’Ache Neocolor II with water brush on location. White is acrylic and black is gesso – added at home. Background is totally make believe fiction.

This model was doing short and 15 minute poses. She was very good and was having a lot of fun continually changing outfits.

Drawn on a long folder from an auction house, painted with black and white gesso (=gray). Panels a-d drawn with pencil, then Sharpie fine pen. Pencil, poorly erased, interfered with the flesh color.

Colors were Caran d’Ache Neocolor II with water brush on location. White is acrylic and black is gesso – added at home. Background is totally make believe fiction.

I ran into quite a few NYC Urban Sketchers in the closed off gym. They were busy with the nudes and talking about lunch.

Drawn on a long folder from an auction house, painted with black and white gesso (=gray). Panels a-d drawn with pencil, then Sharpie fine pen. Pencil, poorly erased, interfered with the flesh color.

Colors were Caran d’Ache Neocolor II with water brush on location. White is acrylic and black is gesso – added at home. Background is totally make believe fiction.