… with your blue (nei djók)
I love colour, and I love coloured prints, but doing colour lithographs is definitely a challenge compared to the old faithful black. Especially as I love my tusche as well and to get that printed properly you really need to use a nap roller which unfortunately we can’t use with our coloured inks. So I’ve started doing a lot of coloured prints recently and the way it happened was kind of random as most of the things I do usually are.
I needed a bit of an outlet and so I did a quick stone inspired from my favorite bits from my last series.
Drawn with my hands using water tusche and crayon details added.
I printed it in lovely black with the nap roller but I wasn’t really satisfied. It needed something extra and I had mixed this beautiful pink ink ages ago, so I thought, why not?
Turned out amazingly, but as it wasn’t designed for colour it didn’t really hold up on its own. As it was inspired by the last batch of prints I figured it might work well in top of those prints. Which it did!
I was so pleased with this outcome that I decided to make new colour layers for the rest of the prints as well. Well two of them actually.
I made sure my tusche was extra dark, and after rolling it up with the non drying black it looked almost filled, I then gave it an Atzol etch to give it more contrast.
So three out of four Wanderers got a wonderful addition.
Something else happened with the fourth one, come back soon to find out!