I found my love of printmaking a year ago in a linocut course. This past fall I got to explore the art of lithography and all of the magic that comes with the process.
Litho crayon drawings on litho stones. I did many studies of this cow skull over the semester.
These prints ended up being huge mistakes, but I found them really compelling. At first, I was disappointed with how dark it came out and all of the smudging around it. Considering how many steps there are in lithography printing, there's a larger chance of error. This taught me a lot about the process, and how some mistakes, even the tiniest of them, can be seen in the final product. In the end, my favorite part of this print is the smudging made from me rubbing the stone too roughly. It's like a ghost of the labor that was put into the print.