Linocut: In Between Chapters (& how to make a reduction linocut)

In Between Chapters 6×6 Reduction Linocut (6-color)

How to Make a Reduction Linocut

I’ve just posted a new demo video showing steps to make the reduction linocut above – In Between Chapters. I consider this video an intermediate to advanced demo. If you’re learning linoleum block printing and you’re looking for linocut ideas, have a look to see some of the printing techniques to use in your journey a little later on. I also filmed an experimental drypoint on drafting mylar in the studio this week, with surprising results, and I’ll post that soon. 

Audiobooks in the Studio

In the meantime, while working on this print, I listened to a great book by Anthony Doerr – All the light we Cannot See, and I recommend it for anyone interested in likable, endearing characters, history, France during World War II, or fiction written in beautifully descriptive/visual prose.
Ready to print the third color on the print.
Pulling the last color from what’s left of the lino block.
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Make a Linocut

Here’s the process video for the print at the top of this post. Give it a go, and let me know if you have any questions by leaving them here in the comments, or in the comments on youtube under the video window.

Have you ever made a linocut or woodcut before? Are you familiar with the process? Don’t be nervous to give it a twirl… it’s a lot of un, and very satisfying. C’mon, you’re gonna love it!

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Art Quote

I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads.

It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.

Werner, writing to his little sister Jutta in All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
How to Make a Reduction Linocut (Process photos & Tutorial Video)
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5 Responses to Linocut: In Between Chapters (& how to make a reduction linocut)

  1. Belinda Del Pesco 29/01/2015 at 8:33 am #

    @colleen – thanks so much for the feedback. I’m really sorry for the low-audio. I’m investigating that this week, trying to determine where the technical glitch happened during the upload to youtube. Thanks for your patience while we figure it out. 🙂

  2. Belinda Del Pesco 29/01/2015 at 8:32 am #

    @barbara, you are a love! Thanks so much for filling my sails with sunshine! xoxoxo

  3. Colleen 29/01/2015 at 8:28 am #

    Really enjoyed your video and learned a lot. One thing, the audio on the demonstration was much lower than the introduction and, having a hearing deficit it was difficult for me to hear your instruction, even pumping the volume all the way. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  4. Barbara Muir 28/01/2015 at 10:43 pm #

    You are amazing. Love this.
    My computer won’t let me see the video. Sad. But I will figure that out. Oh Yes!

    Love your work, and your generous offerings. The book sounds great.

    XOXOXOXOXO Barbara


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