After returning from our family vacation, and the brainstorming I did with my daughter on our upcoming collaboration project, I was excited to clean my studio, purge the un-necessaries, and organize supplies for Fall projects. It was a daunting task (I’ll spare you the photos) that took all day, and culminated with a car load to goodwill and a couple of trips to the trash bin. But now, my studio is perfectly clean, and I found all sorts of goodies I’d forgotten about, like the printmaking book I’m giving away below, and this linocut above. She was inspired by the Greek mythology of Artemis, Goddess of the Wilderness, Wild Animals and Childbirth, etc. The process pics are below, and I’ve listed the print in my Etsy shop.
I couldn’t resist playing with a little color on top of the linocut.
Look what I found in my print files!
Pulling the print after inking the block.
Carving the block around the drawing
Are you interested in having this wonderful Printmaking Techniques book?
Excellent printmaking book with a ton of photos of process
So, I bought this book online from a used book seller. Who could resist with a title like that? I was so excited when it arrived; it’s in excellent shape, it’s hardcover, and there are tantalizing words on it like “step by step” and “from simple to advanced”. Yipee, right? But when I opened it, I realized I already have this book! The difference is that mine is small, red and spiral bound, and it has a completely different title. 🙁 So, now – I have two of these books, and I’m giving this one away. If you’d like it, leave a comment on this post telling us the printmaking method you like the best, because printmakers like to compare notes on such things.
I’ll pick a winner from the comments Friday Sept 20th at 7pm. If you don’t have a blogspot account, please include an email address with your comment, so I can contact the winner. (Unfortunately, I’m unable to accommodate international shipping at this time… so sorry if you’re overseas!)
Intaglio printmaking chapter
This is what my version of the book looks like
Art Quote Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. ~Thomas Szasz