Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Reduction Linocut Progress

Here is some progress from a reduction linocut I am working on. Otherwise known as a suicide print. In a reduction linocut you are using the same block to print all of the colors in an image. This means you are progressively cutting away the image and printing in layers.

For example I am printing this piece in 5 colors, therefore i'm going to print this plate one color at a time going from light to dark.

First I drew the image that I wanted to print, and traced the image onto a sheet of linoleum. I wanted this piece to be more graphic, and emphasized the fluidity of the Koi fish.

Then I cut away areas on the linoleum where I wanted the white to show through. The first color I rolled onto the linoleum was yellow, because it's the lightest color.

Here is the first print. I need to print my whole edition at once since I will not be able to go back and print this color again. That's why it's called a suicide print. The next color I will print is orange, so I will need to cut away any areas of the image that I want the yellow to show through. I will progressively add more colors and print for each part I cut away.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Day 13

I'm making a new piece of art and sharing it for 21 days. Here is day 13. I drew a butterfly and foliage using micron pen, and added a splash of color to the butterfly using brush markers.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Day 12

I am really attracted to Paisleys and wanted to make a paisley pattern of my own. They are really relaxing to draw, and you can get really creative with the details. Heres my version:

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Flamingo Watercolor

Here is day 8 of the 21 days of art challenge:

I first did a light sketch of these flamingos and then painted them in watercolor.

Monday, January 15, 2018

21 day Art Challenge

Hello there,
i've decided to do a 21 day art challenge. Every day for 21 days I will post a new piece of art, along with a brief description. Here are the last 7 days of work. If you would like to get a new image delivered to your inbox everyday then you can sign up for my mailing list below. You are also free to unsubscribe at anytime. I hope you enjoy these images.

Here is a recap of everything i've done so far:
Elephant Watercolor

Party Animal Pen and Ink with marker

Peacock Watercolor

"King of the Castle" Watercolor

"Judah Mini Market" Pen and Ink

"Hibiscus" Watercolor

"Fox Pattern" Watercolor

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Reduction Linocut

I am beginning my first reduction linocut, also know as a "suicide" linocut. This is because you are cutting away the image in stages, after each cut you print for one color, and you do that for each color until the end when all your linoleum is cut away. This means you can't go back and make any changes to your print once you are done printing.

Week 1: First I started out with my idea for my image, then I planned out all the colors I wanted to have in my image

The next step was to transfer the image onto the linoleum with carbon paper, I outlined the image with sharpie so I could see where to cut. I then began to cut away areas of the image that I want WHITE, because my first color layer I will be printing is yellow.

Week 2- Cutting away more of the image, I still have some cutting to do in the waves and the background. Most of the image will have dark blue outlines, and the darkest color will be the last color that I print. I print from light to dark, because lighters colors will not show up on top of darker colors.