I started the day off in the printshop, printing what I think are going to be my final three monotypes for a while. These monotypes were a good way for me to jumpstart this project, but I think that I’m ready to move on. Specifically, I have yet to digitize the film shoot I did and I need to sit down and figure out what I’m going to do with that footage. I’ve been working from photographs for these monotypes, and I think the film footage will provide new inspiration and ways of working.
I tried some larger drawing sketches today using printmaking ink on sanded sheets of Dura-Lar. My technique in these drawings was to draw and move the ink about entirely with my fingers; it felt primal and raw to work like that. I liked the stiffness of the printmaking ink, and it seemed to work well with the kinds of gestures and movements I was using to draw. I’m also considering the possibility of layering figures on top of each other, as a potential way to show movement of a single figure.