I am still getting to know AKUA inks and how they work in monotypes. They have their good points, staying open on my palette for days, easy to clean up, and now I am learning how to predict what I will get when I roll out black for a black trap.
In this Lilly print, I printed the skin color in the first pull. Then I rolled out pthtalo blue with transparent base and wiped out the areas I wanted to remain lighter. The result is above. Then I printed the hair, goggles and swimsuit in the next pull using the additive method. (Right).
I wanted a little more definition in the figure so I rolled out pthalo blue and green mixed and wiped out all but the shadows and the pool tiles. The elbow came forward but the back arm was too bright. The face got lost in the chest. (Forgot to take pic.)