Category Archives: Part 2 Introduction to Relief Printing – Linocuts

Edward and Richard Bawden

Edward Bawden trained as an artist and designer under Paul Nash, with Eric Ravilious at Cambridge College. Nash helped him obtain his first commissions for posters and book illustrations and his early career was therefore centred around being a designer … Continue reading

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Exploring Linocut Artists

Using the internet, I have enjoyed looking at lots of linoprint artists with widely differing styles. I have selected three to discuss here, based on their differing approaches to similar subject matter, the natural world, and, in particular, plants. My … Continue reading

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Yet More Single Coloured Linocut

Before moving on to multiplate prints, I wanted to explore some aspects further: cutting precision, curves, circles using japanese vinyl devising a motif or symbol which might be repeated producing clean, well placed prints. Initially, I was thinking of a … Continue reading

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More Single Colour Linoprint

I wanted to try another single colour linocut, which would completely contrast with the representational precision of my first shell print. My objectives were: abstract drawn lines in dark field different natured lines and marks, rather than texture to see … Continue reading

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Project 6 Single Colour Linocut Exploring Texture

In my test squares, I liked a couple of squares which reminded me of shell texture and, since I have a collection of shells, chose this subject for my single colour linocut. My initial idea had been heap of shells … Continue reading

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Project 5 – Linocuts

I have to admit, up front, that whilst I admire linocuts, they’re not me. I find it hard to get my head around the management of tone in a linocut. I find them overly controlled. Before this course, I have … Continue reading

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