**a temporary break to share my first linocut**
Last week, my classes started linocuts. Having never done one myself, I decided it might be a good idea to work on one too.
Of course, I chose my favorite subject
The process of linocut can be quite confusing at times - the whole process of designating what will stay and be part of the image, and what will be cut out. My brain, that tends to complicate processes more than they should be, struggled a bit. But once I decided to make my lines bold and thick, it was easier to tell what I needed to cut away.
The cuting is quite relaxing to me - tho can be a bit dangerous because of the sharp objects - but I enjoyed each cut and shave.
I brought mine home and decided to print a few for examples for today.
Be still my heart.
I literally squealed out loud when the first print came out. The linoleum blocks really yielded a lot more detail than I expected.
And finally, I decided to frame it - the frame is not my favorite, but it's one I had laying around the house.
If you are interested in trying a linocut - I definitely recommend! It was a fun and semi-short process that equals so much reward. Supplies from DickBlick.com
You can also watch this how-to video for extra tips - from Dickblick.com
Thanks for dropping by :)