Last week’s flick showed the stages in producing a carved wood printing block with an all-over pattern. Today’s flick shows Nick Morley, aka Linocutboy, drawing, carving and printing a linocut. From the text on Vimeo:
Making the linocut involves carefully planning the image, transferring it to the lino block and then carving away the unwanted parts with gouges. What’s left behind is inked up and printed on Nick’s etching press. This Deep Sea Diver is printed from seven blocks. The colour blocks are inked up in various colour blends and the black ‘key’ block is printed last. Each layer has to be carefully registered so that everything aligns properly.
Last week I linked to instructions for block printing with a carved potato. This weekend you might want to try monoprinting with minimal equipment. If you don’t have a foam roller, a brush can be used to apply paint/ink. If you would like to get more sophisticated supplies, check with your local art store. Many are currently doing curbside or door-to-door delivery. If you don’t have the supplies mentioned in the monoprint instructions and don’t want to purchase any, you could try making rubbing prints.