This is a design I was asked to complete – a small linocut of Tasmanian Christmas Bells. Fortunately I had taken some photos a long time ago of the Blandfordia punicea and have in my garden grown the local NSW … Continue reading Designing Linocuts – Design Process for Tasmanian Christmas Bells
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 … Continue reading Designing – Redesigning and ‘Re-tweeking’ Linocut Designs
I was contacted by the Hanna Group to design something around an ‘Emblems’ design for a drink coaster. They specifically liked the idea of the Australian Golden Wattle used as a feature – perhaps around the edges, they also wanted … Continue reading Designing for a Commercial Commission – Part 1
It took over 50 hours of solid work to get to this printing stage from the final original design drawings, through the carving and printing processes . The oil based ink takes a couple of days to dry – although … Continue reading Designing for a Commercial Commission – Part 2 – handcolouring
This is the final result from the Drink Coaster I was commissioned to design using Australian Floral Emblems for the Hanna Group. The coasters have been produced and are now available!! This is the design – the design brief from … Continue reading Designing for a Commercial Commission – Part 3 – Final Design
Just a quick thought – often we approach design for linocuts with the thought in the back of our mind of the standard sizes of the linoleum blocks – squares of 15cm x 15cm or 30cm x 30cm. So we … Continue reading Artists Lino and Linocut design…Thinking outside the square.
As I am limited in the size I work in by the small bookpress, I need to find alternative ways of creating large works.
One of these is to use a series of smaller images or images that will easily be printed on the small press and combine them in the framing into a larger piece.
They are smaller blocks and I am back to using the grey silkcut lino which is nice.