Over the past few weeks i've been working on what's called a reduction linocut, otherwise known as a suicide print. This is the process of cutting away from the linoleum block in layers and printing in separate stages to get a full color print.
|First I drew my image directly onto the plate with a sharpie, so I can see my image more clearly when I cut.|
|I then began to cut away areas of the plate, that I wanted to remain white.|
|imprint of image on the ink roller.|
|The first color layer that I rolled onto my plate was yellow. I want to work light from dark so that my darker colors |
overlap the lighter ones.
|I then cut away areas of the plate that I want to keep yellow, and rolled my next color orange onto the plate.|
|I then inked up the plate to print red.|
|The final layer that I printed was black for the outlines of the piece, and the small details of the fish.|
This process is also known as a suicide print, because once you cut away layers you can't make any changes. It's also not possible to make more prints when you are done. I had to print the number of prints I wanted in my edition from the beginning when I printed the first layer. First I started with 15 prints, and ended up with an edition of 10. There were a few mishaps.
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