Taking a stab at linocuts

A few weeks ago I went over to Atlantis art supply and picked up a few art supplies. Among them were some tools to make linocuts.

I’ve been interested in print making for a little while and wanted to try it out. I made this drawing of a wave and decided to give it a go.

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When you make a linocut, you gouge out the places where you don’t want ink. Although my original drawing shows the waves dark, I thought I would try to just cut out my lines. Afterall, when a wave breaks, it’s quite foamy and white.

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It was definitely trickier than I had imagined! I think there’s a certain style of image that it lend itself to more readily. Here’s the second one I’ve drawn up to try…

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