This art piece is printed with Lithography technique. Lithography is printing from a limestone. It’s very time consuming, but the result is fantastic.
How lithography works
- First the stone needs to be prepared. The stones are used multiple times, and sometimes the old image can still be visible on the surface.
- Then it’s time to draw! You need to draw the image on the surface of a limestone with fat or oil-based medium. I used special ink and crayons. In this phase it’s really important not to touch the stone with your bare hands.
- Then, the stone will be prepared for printing. Basically, the non-image areas are made ink-repellent during this phase.
- And finally, printing! The ink will be transferred to a blank paper sheet, producing a printed image.