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Mother’s day lino cut

This was a very quick linocut I did fit my wife for mother’s day lady Sunday (here in the UK at least). The first pull was directly onto a card and I thought the ink was too heavy. I rubbed on a piece of Japanese paper without re-inking the block. It is a bit faded, but far nicer. There are two colours of ink more or less mixed on the block. 

More lino cuts 

Had a second go at a lino cut. I have looked at some videos on the web, which are of mixed use. One had a very good idea of gluing the lino to a plywood blank. This makes it much more stable and easy to use. 

I worked on a series of sketches for something a bit more more original this time, working on my usual plan that if you don’t know what to draw, a naked woman usually works. After several sketches I came up with a dancing girl, whose geometry I quite liked. This had to be traced and transferred in reverse to the block for cutting. I have got the lines too thick in this case. I went for a simple white outline for this attempt, which minimises the cutting. 


I have run off a number of prints on some strange, thin Japanese paper I have had kicking around for a long time. 


Can you spot the block amongst the prints? 

Very hard to get a consistent ink coverage. I like the ones where the body is slightly faded. This seemed to happen if I rubbed down the body with my fingers and the background  with a hard spoon.