Richard Hull @ Manneken Press
Chicago artist Richard Hull was in the house last week working on etchings and monotypes. For the etchings Hull utilized the traditional intaglio techniques of line etching to create densely worked areas, aquatint to add fields of tone, and burnishing the plate to bring some light back in. Hull is an artist who loves to draw, a fact apparent immediately upon watching him at work and viewing the prints.
Drawing is a primary activity for Hull, who often makes crayon drawings on paper. For the monotypes we decided to try a similar approach, setting him up with water-soluble crayons and a thin Sintra board. These Caran d’Ache crayons behave very much like the Crayola crayons Hull prefers for his drawings on paper which can be layered up and scratched through to reveal underlying layers. His water soluble crayon drawings on Sintra when printed under pressure onto damp transferred beautifully to the paper. The results were truly spectacular! Take a look at the finished prints on Richard Hull’s artist page.