Mixed Printmaking – Color Linocut and Drypoint Engraving
This is the third in a series of posts showing methods to make mixed printmaking mashups. (You can read the first drypoint and linocut print post here, and the second print mash-up steps are posted here.)
Cummerbund is a small reduction linocut with drypoint engraving, inspired by early 20th century illustrators like Arthur Rackham, and Jessie Willcox Smith.
Meander through the photos of the mixed printmaking process below, and leave a comment if you have any questions. Also, be sure to visit the previous two posts mentioned above… there are more details already documented.
Learning to Make Art and Be Creative
Being a beginner as an adult can be a challenge for some of us. (Read tips to overcome struggles while learning to make art.)
If you fit into this category, rest assured that you’re in good company. The catchphrases shared as reminders in memes all over social media prove this; Do it for the Process, Productive Over Perfect, Fire Your Inner Critic, etc. We are all in this together.
You have more control over your own thoughts and reactions during art-making than you might think. For some tips on that, Sadie Valerie wrote a great essay for Realism Today (read it here—>), titled Cultivating Joy While Studying Art.
I’m learning as I go with this series of mixed printmaking mash-ups, and it’s gloriously consuming and fun. What are you working on this season?
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you in the next post –
P.S. There are a few gift idea post links for artists: books to improve creative mindset – art supply gift ideas for watercolor artists – and here is a post with gift ideas for beginner printmakers.
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2 thoughts on “Mixed Printmaking – Color Linocut and Drypoint Engraving”
Do you use a roulette to create your lovely Drypoints and, if so, which one?
The only tool I’ve used so far on Drypoints is a scribe. This one, a Tungston carbide tip—-> https://amzn.to/3m45MS7 is a recent purchase and it worked beautifully on the last three Drypoints I made. Happy printing!