creative process, Printmaking

Stamped Mono-Prints

After several month of not making any artwork, I began again in late summer and early fall. I started with line drawings from my imagination and began a lino print, but my heart wasn’t in the process. Then I made the following mono-prints from stamps I had carved. I got the idea of using letters and punctuation marks to create facial features from an exercise in Lynda Barry’s Making Comics that I read earlier this year. I had no plans for the outcome of the prints other than creating faces. At the end of the stamping, I added some coloured pencil strokes. Here’s what I came up with:

6 thoughts on “Stamped Mono-Prints”

  1. had a tough week, these faces made me smile and laugh, and lots of details over which to ruminate took me out of myself

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