What I Used
I used oilstick and pencil on a sheet of 170gsm acid free paper from a sketch pad.
What I Did
Working in a Life Class I blocked in the pose with oilstick onto a sheet of Mylar manipulating the paint with my fingertip. I drew lines with a pointed stick removing paint and cleaned the edges with a rag.
I ran the plate through an etching press to produce the coloured underpainting. Then I returned to the life class and worked into the monoprint with pencil, referring to the model - though now of course I was working in reverse.
- You don't need an etching press - the colour will transfer perfectly well if you burnish the back of the paper with a spoon or scrape across it with a credit card.
- Take care to ensure that you're satisfied with the draughtsmanship of your drawing before you transfer it onto paper