This monoprint study is loosely based on an image I saw of Kylie Minogue. I created several sketches before transforming into a print.
During this time I was experimenting and playing with monoprints, originally drawing the images on paper as a sketch then redrawing onto printing paper via blue printing ink on a metal plate.
This allowed the image to be transferred, simplifying into a more illustrative form in its rendering, observing the flattening of space, investigating the way old Japanese woodcut prints flattened space. The drawing has been produced on handmade textured paper.
Printing ink on handmade paper