Wednesday, July 01, 2009
The image is of some work I have been preparing for my on-line lino-cutting course.The spiral block has been done on a speedball block and though the edges looked rough on the cuts, it printed cleanly, which surprised me. Can you see the cutting mistakes I made?It is taking a lot of time cutting the blocks demonstrating various aspects of lino-cutting- and despite the fact that there are books out ther eon lino-cutting , there is very little that is design oriented. There are some that show the work of artists utilising the medium , and though they are wonderful , the images can be rather daunting for someone starting out. I look at some of the images and think how on earth did they do that? Was surprised that dremel tools and routers and power tools are used ( I am not sure why I was surprised by this- just had not thought of it I suppose)
However I am enjoying the directions the cutting is pushing me in with this concentrated effort at creating blocks. Now to make a book with worthy content... I mean a book with images- a hand made book.