Linocut Print in 6 Colors with the Reduction Method
I’ve just posted a new video tutorial showing how to make a linocut in the reduction method.
Steps to Make a 6-color Reduction Linocut
This video (below) is an intermediate to advanced demo. If you’re just beginning to learn about linoleum block printing, and you’re looking for linocut ideas, visit this post about setting up a photo session to design your own still life linocuts.
I’d also recommend this playlist of relief print tutorials, which includes a tutorial on two-color linocut, and an overview of the simple set up for carving that I use in my studio.
Audiobooks in the Studio
In the meantime, while working on this print, I listened to a great book by Anthony Doerr – called All the Light We Cannot See. I recommend this beautiful book for anyone interested in likable, endearing characters, the history of France during World War II, or fiction written in beautifully descriptive, visual prose.
Resource Roundup: How to Make Linocut with the Reduction Method
- Here’s the process video (<- Click the link) 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.
- If you want to try something a little simpler, here is a video tutorial with just 4 colors, also using the reduction method, and printed without a press.
- This post covers a reduction woodcut portrait, with a list of resources related to relief printmaking.
- One way to add interesting pattern to your linocut is with hand-carved rubber stamps as a pattern-creator. This post demonstrates that approach with a 2-color linocut.
Make a Linocut, Tell Me How it Went!
Have you ever made a linocut or woodcut before? Are you familiar with relief printmaking process and supplies?
Don’t be nervous to give it a twirl… it’s a lot of un, and very satisfying. C’mon back here and let me know how it went, or where I can go to see what you made.
C’mon, you’re going to love it!
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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