Learning Linocut is an exciting and detailed guide to the art of relief printing by exploring linocut. The book takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of the whole creative process, from generating ideas and setting up a studio space to cutting techniques, mark-making and printing a lino block. The book also covers more complex techniques for multiple-colored linocuts including the reduction technique, the key-block system and experimental linocutting.
Learning Linocut contains plenty of easy to follow step-by-step guides (illustrated by color photos), interesting and innovative suggestions of ways to work with lino and even useful 'tips' from the author providing extra pointers for things to try next.
The linocut techniques discussed in this book can either be carried out at home or in a professional printmaking studio. Packed full of color images with step-by-step guides to each technique. Provides lists of materials and equipment needed, and investigates how to generate ideas and gain inspiration for prints. Includes information on cutting techniques, mark-making and image interpretation. Explains printing and registration methods and explores multiple-colored prints. Plus, how to store, finish and sell linocut prints. Includes a selection of interesting linocut projects, and useful 'tips' from the author throughout the book.
Whether you are a complete beginner to art, just new to printmaking or you are an accomplished printmaker looking for some new ideas and tips, there will be something in here for you to take away. This is a must-read for anyone interested in linocut printing!
Paperback, 104 pages.
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