Drawing on stone: Lithography

I am currently creating lithography prints of fern for The Royal College of Physicians Exhibition taking place next year.  I have been experimenting with drawing on two stones and plan to crop the artworks.  The prints are now on my studio floor and I am debating my next move!

Prints in progress

I was awarded a place on the artist development professional program called London Creative Network.  My intention was to translate my drawings into print.  I chose to learn about the lithographic process because I like the rich velvet lines and varied tonal qualities that could be created.  I really enjoy the different steps involved in creating a lithograph – processing the stone, drawing directly onto limestone, etching and printing.  I found the stone to be a wonderful material to draw upon.  It is cold to touch but then warms up. The grease pencils easily leave a mark and glide on …