My way of working is constantly changing. The last few prints I’ve done have been focused so much on drawing that I felt like they had lost their essence, or my essence. To try and bring it back I wanted to put myself into my drawings, so I literally printed myself on some stones as a jumping of point for further drawing.
Hands, ears, foot and nipples were “printed” straight unto the stone using ink. I continued drawing using crayons, ink and water tusche. The imagery tells a story of troll like creatures wandering through moss and mountains.
The stones are all rolled up with non drying black. All the stones had slightly different processing methods as they are all slightly different.
They are all printed on Hahnemühle with a mix of Noir a Monter and Intaglio litho/relief black ink using the nap roller for maximum detail. But to really bring them to life I’ll be adding some colour layers!