On the left is a section of the linoblock carving of a Tawny Frogmouth linocut design – ‘Sleepy Tawny’. It is the same size and companion image for ‘Tawny Stare’. The image on the right is the design template I develop before carving and use as a reference whilst carving.
Notice the difference?
They are a mirror image.
The important thing is to remember that if you want the final linocut to be the same as the original printed design you must carve it in reverse!!