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Print 1. Assignment 2: Tutor feedback response – Angie Lewin & Clare Curtis

The points made by my tutor I wish to draw on for this response relate to her guidance regarding other printmakers I may find of interest. Whilst I feel that I’ve floundered around a lot during the first half of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Perspective in printing

Looking further at Edward Bawden and his works. (Along with my own photography) In project 7 I recently researched Edward Bawden and his son Richard.  Edward was known in particular for his linocuts of stations, markets and building exteriors and … Continue reading

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Print 1. Further sketchbook work within Assignment 2

Project 7 – working on the Hobbit house image. Original photo, detailed drawing and first stage of simplification. Final detailed image. Separating the colour layers with black outline ready for tracing: After printing the first layer, this idea was abandoned. … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 2: Review

Reflection Never would I have thought this assignment would take me this long but I feel the progress I’ve made has been worth the weeks/months of trials. Measuring against assessment criteria: Demonstration of technical and visual skills – I spent … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 2: First relief prints

This assignment is being submitted by post to my tutor.  Here are the prints I have chosen from this section: Task 1 (Project 5) Two printed test cuts + original linocut and details of cutters used: (Blog post 14/11/2014)  The … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Multilayer prints (part 3)

Yes, that’s right, I’ve had another go at it even though I said I was moving on.  I can’t seem to let it go until I’ve figured out how to get these prints right – and I’ve finally done it. … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Review

During this project did you experience any problems or difficulties?  Can you identify ways to solve them? I think it’s fair to say that the questions above have been asked and answered in every post as I’ve worked my way … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Research Point

Look at the work of Edward Bawden, and his son, contemporary printmaker Richard Bawden.  Take a close look at how they have worked with multiple blocks.  What can you learn from them? Edward Bawden (1903-1989) The first time I came … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Multilayer prints (part 2)

At the end of my last post I had decided to move to using print press runners and hand alignment, abandoning the jig. At the same time, I also decided to try some lighter weight Japanese papers without dampening them. … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Multilayer prints

Circles prints. I’m getting good ink coverage on my print transfers and the new inking up process is working well, as are my good quality rollers. I have a range of 3 layer prints, none of which I feel are … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: A new start

A lot has happened since the preparation for this project back in January (post here) and I’ve started my design again from scratch.  I’ll go back and revisit the Hobbit house image later perhaps. I’ve reverted to one of my … Continue reading

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Print 1. Embossing experimentation

After re-printing my images from project 5 I had quite a bit of ink left on the roller and the print prep area.  Using offcuts from the various papers I’ve been printing on I ran some smaller pieces through an … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 5 revisited.

Having printed some new images for project 6 and with my new roller having arrived today I thought that a few practice pieces were in order whilst trying it out.  Hence the reason for back-tracking and printing a few more … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6 revisited.

Since the monotype workshop last week I’ve been practicing my printing techniques, right from preparing the inks, through to rolling on the work space, rolling ink onto the lino and preparing and printing through my press.  Things have improved enormously … Continue reading

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The perils and pitfalls of printing

8 months ago I started the OCA course Printmaking 1.  It has been 8 months of unrewarding difficulty, constant print problems, severe and extended angst and a loss of confidence, motivation and drive.  I’m not satisfied with much of the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 7: Preparation

Preparation & design choice This project involves multi-block lino printing.  I spent a little time researching images and analyzing possible methods and order of work. The weekend AFR reviewed Cookery Postcards from Penguin: One Hundred Cookbook Covers in One Box, … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Review

What do you have to take into account in order to create a strong single-colour design? I’ve found there are several things to think about including: Consider carefully the amount of detail possible. Look at strength, width and quantity of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Research Point

Aim: Find a couple of contemporary printmakers whose work you like, and reflect on their techniques.  How do they use lino?  What sort of marks do they make?  What could you learn from them? Hannah Hoch (1889-1978)  Above left: Cleopatra, … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Shell linoprint.

The aim of this exercise, for my own gratification, was to create a lino print with a sense of movement. I also wanted to play with a reduced colour palette, altering the quantities of the chosen colours to create different … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Sketchbook, shell linoprint.

Everyone draws shells.  It feels like a beginner project and something that every hand holding a pencil has to have a go at.  I know many of my friends have drawn some wonderful examples, but not me. It’s a demonstration … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 6: Single colour linocut – Shoe

Working from this drawing I made a few months ago my aim was to translate it into a single colour linocut whilst maintaining as much detail as possible. The questions I started with were: Can I create a dimensional image … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 5: Learning to linocut

Lino sampler. I took a 20x30cm lino piece, marked it into 5cm squares and explored my cutting tools.  I started by using one tool per section and progressed to mixing them to achieve more complex patterns. Pictured above are the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Part 2: Linocuts – Equipment & set-up.

Preparing workspace and equipment. The workbench remains the same with the glass sheets to mix colours and roll ink but an additional area has been prepared for cutting the lino. Above left to right: This first set of 6 cutting … Continue reading

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