This time-lapse video shows the creation of a monotype print drawn with oil sticks on a glass plate in one step and then printed/rubbed by hand to a sheet of paper. It took one hour to do this demo piece. The complete image was drawn in one step and the color was manipulated with some tissue and scraping tools like of brushes etc. to form details.
Later I did another version (see image below) in which the colors were laid down to the glass plate with a brush. In this print I worked in many subsequent steps and the whole process took about three hours. Some details such as the figure silhouettes and some details on windows were drawn with oil sticks. The colors I used were: cobalt blue, magenta, yellow, ochre, van Dyke brown and ivory black. One can see that painting with brushes results in a softer appearance and less sharply defined lines and edges.
Working with brushes in layers allows to create interesting textures. Especially dark shadows can be controlled very well that way. Instead of the flat black that I used in the demo version for the dark shadows I applied several layers of violets mixed from cobalt blue and magenta plus some van Dyke brown.