I love woodcuts and I make woodcuts. On this blog I write about woodcuts I love and woodcuts I make.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Student Linocuts Over Monotypes
My 2D mixed media class just finished a 3 week project where the kids:
1. First drew on a 4" x 6" piece of paper with pencil, then put the drawing under plexiglass and made monotypes, focusing on filling in the major areas with color.
2. Transferred the drawing to a linoblock and carved. NOTE: If you do this, be sure to transfer the drawing onto the block in a way so that when it is printed it will be the same orientation as the monotype prints. Otherwise the linocut print image will be backwards compared with the colored portion, as can be seen in the wild cat print below (which, incidentally, still turned out rather cool looking.)
3.) Print the carved linoblocks in black over the color monotypes.
I get a big kick out the fact that the most impressive prints were done by the littlest kid - a 6-year-old girl who did a print of her doll "Sophia".