The cat as a monoprint

The cat has made his appearance in my printing experiments. He’s a good subject: solid, with lots of textural qualities to explore in printmaking. And he spends an inordinate amount of time sitting on my desk on top of any artwork that might be on it.

I painted him onto my gelli plate and did a couple of pulls off it.

Then I added varying amounts of line work on both pieces, with the first pull, Cat1, having more definition and the second pull or ghost, Cat2, being more loosely done.

Here they are, the two cats. What’s hard to see here is how thick and textural the paint is on the prints. I love that bit of the process.

Cat1. Acrylic Monoprint with added ink and crayon
Cat2. Acrylic Monoprint with added ink and crayon

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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2 Responses to The cat as a monoprint

  1. Carmizzle says:

    This looks amazing!! I love the added details on the crayon and ink; it really makes each print unique.

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  2. Meow, I really like the colours in your drawing, lol that cat doesn’t look to respectful of your workspace, typical kitty, walks on everything.

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