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Horsehead Monoprint

This is my first experiment with a silkscreening technique that uses water-soluble pastel crayon drawn directly on the screen. S'kinda neat. You end up with 3-5 prints, all of them slightly different depending on the liquidity of the ink. Then you go back and draw into them with colored pencil, resulting in a set of hand-tinted monoprints.

I managed to pull four off this, not bad for a first try! They're all pretty similiar--some are darker, some are lighter, this is a pretty mid-range one. It's about 4 x 4 or thereabouts.

Fun stuff! Can't wait to try it again...
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verymoon's avatar
Reminds me of a knight, in chess. So of course I love it. :)
Devyn-Wolf's avatar
I love how the coloring turned out with this technique! Nicely done.
fizzfoam's avatar
That's pretty cool, great technique. Nice to see you experimenting, you were one of my early heroes here, at DA, 4 years ago...

Mick :)
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eda1102's avatar
great that u had fun with it! XD
I like it a lot! XD
the horse looks so .. punkie XDDD

nice texture.
orosylfos's avatar
i love the texture. well worth the effort, eh?
angstmonkey's avatar
i need to learn how to silkscreen...
yvilmonster's avatar
mmm silkscreening :heart:
EverSeeker23's avatar
Makes me think of the Trojan Horse :)
Azvolrien's avatar
Pretty cool-looking. Sorta... Trojan.
Hotgreentoes's avatar
i have to do all sorts of printmaking for a class, but i havn't gotten to this yet. sounds fun
Boeru's avatar
sounds interesting :D plsss make more XD
Pubine's avatar
i'd love to see more! looks like a quite interesting technique!
littlemissmoody's avatar
Looks awesome. I love the weathered effect. :heart:
Vanessanon's avatar
i wish i had a clue wot ur talking about - but art is not really my 'thing' so i'll just tell u the effect is great - and it sounds fun anyways ;p
rionangel's avatar
cool ^^
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HomieBear's avatar
I took a silkscreening class in high school and I really enjoyed it. I remember making images to print on the real old school Mac with the black and white screen.
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SkApprentice's avatar
Very nice, seems really complicated though.
GoldFLBryn's avatar
this looks so cool, I'm rather impressed. I've never heard of this technique before, but it seems like you've got the hang of it. Maybe I'll try it out, but I don't think I've ever even heard of water-soluble pastels... but maybe I have and just haven't noticed.
Anyway, your panting. It looks amazing, I really like how you've colored it in, leaving enough of the original print to show that it was, in fact, a print. Oh yeah, and I really like its mane; it reminds me of a chess piece ^^
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