Lithograph 6: Kareen
Lithograph 6: Kareen
The whole Technique: sketch +xerox + tusche + scratching 

I tried to sketch the a portrait of Kareen, last year - trying to catch her sublime strength. She is a student of mine, and she has inspired me a lot with her intensely calm and uniquely elegant demeanor. She looks 20 years younger for age, yet has the patience and grace of a million year old tree. 

For this litho I took my tiny sketch, and got it amplified to 3 times its size for a fresh photocopy. The photocopy was drenched in thinner and placed on the stone and then passed through the press. 

End result gorgeous image. I used Benzine and Tusche and played around for the lake effect. 

Then the process of pat, powder and moisturise was repeated as were the steps of 2 rounds of etching.

Due to the stone being a dark gray, and I should have taken care with the acid mixes for the etch, as the dark stone takes a stronger acid. Hence, I ended up with a tusche water effect much darker than I had intended. 

Also as can be seen, I had forgotten completely to protect the margins and the tusche basically went everywhere =/


To Kareen,

The sublime strength, 
   and the grace that she holds, 
     not a single feature on her face, lets it be told.

Her eyes are mischievous, belying her age
  her wisdom is deep...
belying her face.

Like a young swan all beauty and grace, 
beneath she paddles, unseen, at a furious pace.


Lithograph 6: Kareen
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Lithograph 6: Kareen

In this litho I tried to incorporate xerox and tusche. I liked the result. However, I should have been careful with etching acids, as this is a d Read More
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