Artist's description:

She sits in solitary thought, alone but for her reflection, in a technique known as direct line monotype; it produces a unique artwork in the style of a line drawing.

I like this style because it allows me to pick out the most essential aspects of a scene. The drawing style I use most is the ‘continuous line’ method, where I keep the pen on the paper without taking a break and restarting in another part of the drawing and also hardly looking at the paper at all.

That method of drawing lends itself particularly well to direct line monotypes. In this monotype I have focussed in on the emotional centre of the piece; a woman lost in her thoughts, seemingly alone.

By outlining the woman and her reflection boldly, I hope to draw the gaze to the hard exterior we all sometimes show to the world. Individual limbs and even her face are softer; more delicate and almost blend in with the background. The image shouts "leave me alone" in a way that a more colourful version never could.

Materials used:

Archival quality oil-based litho ink onto Zerkall paper

The Mirrors (2011)


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