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Draw like Andy Warhol (basic printmaking)
Andy Warhol used this technique frequently in his work. It is a basic form of printmaking and allows you to make copies or multiples of the same drawing.
Taken from "Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists' Laurence King Publishing

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  • How to draw an animal drawing. Andy Warhol's Ink Blot Drawing Technique - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take 2 pieces of paper. An an absorbent piece (photocopy or cartridge) and a non absorbent piece; tracing paper or shiny paper.
    On the photocopy paper draw or trace your image.

  • How to draw an animal drawing. Andy Warhol's Ink Blot Drawing Technique - Step 2
    Step 2

    Join with tape, the two pieces of paper together so that they can open like a book.

  • How to draw an animal drawing. Andy Warhol's Ink Blot Drawing Technique - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use the fountain pen or stick dipped in ink to draw a small part of your traced line.

  • How to draw an animal drawing. Andy Warhol's Ink Blot Drawing Technique - Step 4
    Step 4

    Before the ink dries, press down onto the absorbent paper. (like closing your book).

  • How to draw an animal drawing. Andy Warhol's Ink Blot Drawing Technique - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat steps 3-4 until your drawing is complete.

  • How to draw an animal drawing. Andy Warhol's Ink Blot Drawing Technique - Step 6
    Step 6

    It will be a reversed image of your original tracing.

  • How to draw an animal drawing. Andy Warhol's Ink Blot Drawing Technique - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once the ink is dry, colour with watercolour or coloured inks.

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Terri D.
Terri D. · Palm Bay, Florida, US
Never knew that about Andy Warhol's "printing" method. Will definitely give this a try as there are times when I'd like to replicate a piece without damaging it. Thanks for sharing this method of transferring.
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