My first attempt at lino printing. The image is based on a photograph taken at Cissbury Ring.
Well done George. Interesting design. I’m finding there is a lot to learn.
Thank you Helen. Many new things to try out but enjoying the challenge.
I like the repetitive pattern on this george that you’ve used to create a tree. Will you be leaving it black and white or putting colour washes over it?
Thank you Sonia. I’m just experimenting at the moment. Not sure where it will take me.
Very interesting. When you cut you background pay attention to the direction of your carving marks. Either cut in a specific direction so that any 'noise" (when you still have cut marks that haven't been cleared) is part of the design. Or think about using things like crosshatching to add texture to your background.
Take a look at work on www.woodengravers.co.uk
Really focus on the marks used to depict texture, light and shade.
Many thanks Tricia. The images from the woodengravers are stunning. The way they depict tonal variations and texture is very skillful.. I can see how this could become addictive!