Sometimes a print just needs a little something to make it complete. Today I added the fuzzy line that is typical of a trace monoprint to a few of my gelatin plate prints.
These monotype prints “needed a little something.” I decided to see if I could add some marks through the trace monoprint process, that would complement the existing designs and therefore complete the image.
This layered gelatin plate print was interesting. And I think more balanced and interactive after I added the squiggly trace monoprint lines to the left and bottom. A directly hand drawn line would not have the same feel and might be less related to the texture of the figure.
If you would like to add trace monoprinting to your skill set, then join us today SEE draw print, the online art class, starts tomorrow.
It is a 3 day workshop to help to
- see more clearly,
- draw contour lines expressively and
- translate that into a trace monoprint.