Over christmas I've been thinking about (and working on) a design for a childhood themed piece. It's based on the idea of having long school socks pushed down ... during that time as a kid in primary school where long socks are 'not cool' - but you don't have short-socks yet.
As I've been working on this design for a while I decided to do a whole post on the stages involved in lino printing.
|1.Almost finished drawing, sharpie on cartridge|
|2. short-sockless sketch finished and tracing with additional detail (ie buckles!)|
|3. lino with white wash and tracing almost complete|
|6. All the fine detail carved away - now onto the larger sections|
|7. All the larger and small lino sections carved away, ready to have the white wash washed off|
|8. Fully carved lino now inked-up and ready to print - black and sienna water-based ink mixed for depth|
|9. The draft print, printed on scrap paper - some small changes are made at this point, just tweaks really|
|10. Three finished prints hanging to dry - white cartridge paper and hot pressed cream paper both used|
|Short-Sockless - finished print|