Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Linocut process pic

Working on a new linocut which I'm hoping to print by the end of the week. The blue is from the transfer paper. I started the illustration in Sketchbook Pro (iPad) finished it in Illustrator. When everything is just so, I print it out and use the transfer paper to, well, y'know... transfer to the linoleum plate. Then the knives come out and the real fun begins. I'm using Xacto blades for the lettering this time around to get cleaner lines.

This is my major art project for the week. Printing on Friday for Saturday is a realistic goal as I'm using water-based inks these days. Got a big market on the weekend, hence the deadline.

If you're in St. John's, drop by Canonwood Hall for Some Good Market (10am-4pm), Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. I'll be there with my linos and painting prints.


Anonymous said...

How does the transfer part of the process work? Do you trace the outline of the printout with a pen?

John Andrews said...

Depends on the circumstance ... occasionally I'll draw directly on the lino with pencil then fine-tune with a sharpie. Other times I'll have an image in a sketchbook or a printout of a digital drawing... in that case I tape transfer paper to the lino then tape the image on top and trace the image.


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