Drawn To Print

27 Aug

There’s an interesting programme running at Swansea Print Workshop [SPW] at the moment, involving three residencies from international printmakers who base their art practice on drawing. It’s called Drawn To Print. As well as a print studio set-up,  SPW also has a thriving life-drawing group and many artist/members who use their drawing skills extensively in the production of their original prints. As I do. I like to work directly from models in the life drawing sessions, usually directly into a sketchbook, then I rework the drawings, scaling them up to the size of my monotype plate (which is a posh name for my bit of perspex). Because I like to keep the drawings as original pieces in their own right, I usually do a very basic tracing of the form and use this beneath my perspex plate as the basis of my monotype.

The technique I use is here on my website. This is a young model who is also a soldier. He’s an excellent model and I’ve done a lot of work with him.

6 Responses to “Drawn To Print”

  1. martinsdoodles August 28, 2012 at 14:17 #

    Sounds like an intersting programme, I like the way you’ve taken the drawing to another process. I’ve never done a monotype, I might have to give it a go at some point. Also reminds me I need to get back to life drawing haven’t been since May.

    • Rosie Scribblah September 18, 2012 at 07:51 #

      Thanks for your comment. Hope you’ve managed to get back to life drawing 🙂

  2. therealbitzymum August 28, 2012 at 08:31 #

    Beautiful, I think I prefer your first drawing though, find that there’s more emotion in the monochrome if that makes sense x

    • Rosie Scribblah August 28, 2012 at 21:33 #

      Yes it does, just as b/w photographs are often more atmospheric

  3. paperstew August 28, 2012 at 02:37 #

    I really enjoy your style of printing. So much color! One of these days I’ll give your demo a try… 🙂

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