Form Primary started to cut their lino-blocks today. Elements such as shape, line, texture,balance, composition, positive and negative must be considered when designing and creating a lino-print. Generally a good print will be approximately 60% positive and 40% negative (negative being the part of lino that is cut away). It is also a good idea to retain part of the boarder as 'positive' so that the lino-block does not disintegrate too easily.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) was a Japanese Artist and printmaker. Hokusai is best-known as a woodblock printer and lino-printing follows the same process as woodblock printing. He is best known for the print series Thrity-six Views of Mount Fugi which includes the Great Wave off Kanagawa , created during the 1820s.
Form Primary have been doing observational drawings of leaves. They are using these drawings as a source for designing a lino-print. Form I recently completed a lino-printing project, some of which can be viewed HERE
Douglas Boyd Crotty
Petra Duran Basso