Wine & cheese linocut: Stage 1

I’ve been drawing for days, 20-30 minutes each day, in preparation for my next print project.  I’ve started with a wine glass and have discovered that I lean to the right – how uncannily similar they all are!

Is that because I’m left-handed?

I took a glass (yes, filled with red wine!), photographed it and traced the outline to help with the proportions.  Then I tried a few more freehand.

Not significantly better.

So how do others draw glasses and are their proportions and shaping better than mine?

I turned to the internet.

These looser, more sketchy, images caught my eye.

Determined to draw a glass that looked like it might actually stand I drew one side, traced and reversed it for the other.  I then marked alongside the angles for the rim, wine line, and base.

Taking note of some other internet images I filled in the detail.

A week on from my start point I’m making progress.  This now needs to be translated into something that can be cut into lino.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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5 Responses to Wine & cheese linocut: Stage 1

  1. fibresofbeing says:

    I love the energy of the grouping with yellow shading.

  2. Mary Hedges says:

    Looking forward eagerly to see what you do with it.

  3. Pingback: Design Play: Exercise 3 | TactualTextiles

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