Designing – Redesigning and ‘Re-tweeking’ Linocut Designs

Sometimes I do some drawings and leave them in my sketchbooks for later reference. Likewise with some linocut designs – for a number of reasons including not being fully happy with a particular design I will set them aside.

In the case of two designs this is what happened. I had worked up both a Hakea and Grevillea design in a larger format of the Design Series but I wasn’t really happy with them so to the side they went.

Whilst working on some new square 15cm x 15cm designs I went back to my file and found these older designs, re-scanned them and had another look at them reformatting them into the new square designs using photoshop.  I then photocopied them and produced several different size formats of the various elements of the work.

From there with trusty black felt pens, liquid paper, scissors and glue I went to work at ‘re-tweeking’ the designs.

At this point I am still not sure about whether I will cut these designs but I thought I’d show one of the processes I use in designing. At times I will work designs parts of designs through on the computer or photocopy them and cut sections up. It is just another method that can be useful in designing.

These are the original designs:


These are the results:

Grevillea aurea

Hakea multilineata

Copyright – Lynette Weir

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