Project 4 Textured and combination monoprints – ideas and plans

For the last project for assignment 1, we were asked to create a series of four different prints from our own subjects and imagination, each one combining two or more of the techniques practised throughout this assignment.  

I started off by looking back through my work and tried to think of four contrasting subjects which would lend themselves to a variety of techniques.

My initial ideas were to create the following:

1. A cityscape using masks for the buildings, textures for the sky and then back drawn detail of tree and windows.

2. A backdrawn monoprint of figures on a textured/masked background.

3. An abstract print using masks, textured background and back drawn detail.

4. A still life of a row of cups or pots on a shelf created by printing masked cups with wiped off detail 


I set about doing various sketches and collages to get some ideas and plan how I was going to achieve the results I had in mind.


1. Cityscape:

I had an overall idea so made a collage to consider layout. 

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This postcard gave some ideas for a silhouetted cityscape

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So I made another collage….

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Then I made some sketches from photos I had taken to get some ideas for the detail:

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2. Figures: 

I planned to crete some back drawn monoprints of people and started off with some sketches from some of my photos.

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I liked this photo of my son with some friends and decided to experiment with some back drawing using this figures. 

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I traced the outline of the photos first…

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First attempt to create back drawn mono print from the image:

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3. Abstract: I started off by playing about with some cut out shapes which I then added some detailing to.abstract – 50s inspired -backdrawn detail – think more about negative space

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Other ideas:


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4. Still life: Some ideas for composition and detailing

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