Thursday, August 02, 2012

More Monotypes

Here are two monotype prints I did today-- portraits of Marines.
I did both of them as a combination of two runs of the plate, the first being the color(s) and the second being the black tones and lines.


Though they're not perfect, I feel these monotypes stand fairly well on their own as expressive images.

4 comments:

Patrick Cruzan said...

Wonderful work. So few people practice monotype these days. How did you come across the process?

Kristopher Battles said...

I am currently in the Low Residency MFA Program in Illustration at the University of Hartford.

Gary Kelley, a renowned artist and illustrator, is one of the professors and taught us the process...

Patrick Cruzan said...

Good deal. I just taught my first monotype intensive to a group of highschool students through Pacific Northwest College of Art. Its a great way to introduce people to printmaking in an amazingly short amount of time.

Adrian Johnson said...

Kristopher,

I just happened upon your blog post here about monotypes while researching the process myself.

I had to stop and say that these are fantastic; especially the second one. Very nice work, sir!

Looking forward to trying monotyping myself very shortly.

-A