first linocut

Tue, 2012-06-19 19:28

I made my first linocut print. I went to the UW Art library, got a few books, then went to the UW bookstore and bought some supplies (lino block, ink, cutters, bench hook/inking plate) and spent the evening at home cutting the block and printing it by hand. I made six prints. It was quite fun, and I learned a lot. I really want to do more, and do some wood cuts, since I think you can get more detail with the harder material (it was clear that the lino (at least this lino) doesn't handle fine details well). This print scan clearly shows the unevenness of my inking/pressing, but I like it.

Click for bigger at Flickr.

first linocut


Sun, 2011-08-21 15:14

I'm taking a four week etching class at Pratt. This is the first time I have ever done any printing. Here are my first two etchings.

This is a self-portrait, an etching done with hard ground on copper. I somehow scratched the plate during the inking process.

self portrait with scratch - etching

This is a drypoint to try a variety of implements and see the results of their marks on the plate. A lot of detail was lost in the printing, which was good to learn.

abstract with circles - drypoint