WORK IN PROGRESS of Barcelona-based illustrator Jani Lunablau

October 26, 2016

MONOTYPE WORKSHOP WITH SEBI SUBIRÓS

This summer, I worked for one week with one of the best printmakers I know: Sebi Subirós from Lupusgrafic Edicions. The spot was perfect- a luminous studio of the foundation Rodríguez-Amat  located in the picturesque village of Ses Olives near Gerona.
As usual in Spain in August, it was bloody hot.. but while any other human being would spend the days on the beach, we enjoyed a huge chaos of colors and materials in order to experiment with the different techniques of monotype.
Here are some of the results... I thought I might use them as backgrounds for artists' books.



Printing leaves and other textures:

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia



Taking away the ink where you want the paper to stay blank, it feels like 'reverse' painting. It allows you to create very interesting textures. You can add colours by printing on top of the first print:

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia sepia cuttlefish

jani lunablau monotype printmaking workshop Drucktechniken Monotipia sepia cuttlefish


This was one part of the beautiful studio:
printmaking studio, workshop