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.
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 … Continue reading Warning!! Remember to always carve your design in reverse!!
The image on the right shows how I transfer my designs I have worked out on paper onto the linoblock. After I have finished developing the design and inked it in as a black and white design I then used … Continue reading Transferring the design from paper to lino
Handcolouring linocuts can mean a simple process of filling in the blanks with colour but for me it is a much more complex process. In this Banksia serrata design – Old Man Banksia – this design has a limited palette of creams/greens and a range of browns. I am relying on tonal values as well as colour to build up the image, and some under painting of yellow & reds. Below is the colour proof – the final colour of the seedpod for this design I have pared back to more brown & less red/yellow. Laying down the watercolour … Continue reading Handpainting – handcolouring – Practicing & Experimenting – ‘Old Man Banksia’
Four examples of original plant/image to final design after designing, carving, printing and finally handcolouring. There are two of a new series of smaller 15cm x 15cm designs, This first one is Eucalyptus caesia – also known as ‘Silver Princess’. The second one is a Waratah – Telopea speciocissima. The third is a Coastal Tea Tree – Leptospermum laevigatum Art Deco Series – image size – 8cm x 22cm Finally some flying foxes – the Grey headed Flying Fox – in amongst some Grevillea robusta – I am looking forward to painting this one in particular. This … Continue reading From linocut design to handcolouring – four new prints