03 March 2011

Anatomy of a Linocut

Here's a video of American artist Bill Fick
showing how he makes a linocut, from drawing to cutting, to printing.


I'd be interested to hear if any of you make linocuts,
and what you like about them...

Also, please post a comment if you have any tips for those starting out with linocut
Here are a few tips from me:
1. Lino is so much easier to cut if you warm it a little
(at school my teacher used to make us sit on it, but maybe try a heater)
2. Don't make the press too tight or you'll squash the lino out of shape

1 comment:

Mavina Baker Printmaker said...

Hi, good video and what a fab studio. You might like to know it's on another blog, a UK based artist Nick Morley. linocutboy.blogspot.com