Here I am, once again, with folders of art saved to my computer just waiting for a debut in cyberspace. I decided to post these reductive prints first ... for no reason in particular, just because.
Before beginning our printmaking, we focused on drawing our self portraits with correct placement and proportions. We traced these drawings into a Styrofoam printing plate and then we printed layer one of our reductive print.
Afterwards, we cleaned off our printing plates, added pattern or a background to the negative space and hair and/or shirt if we wanted to jazz it up a bit. This was simply done by pressing directly into the foam. Then we cut out the skin (neck and face). This took some concentration, but we all did it like a master. Now, using remainder of the printing plate, we printing over top of our initial prints. Enjoy!