15 October 2008

Lino cut

I saw an exhibition in Helsinki, Finland about Hokusai and Hiroshige. Two Japanese artists during the 19 century. Their prints made with woodcut was amazing and very inspiring.
When I got home I had an urge to try that too. A good way is to try lino cut. This is my first lino cut. I had a black and white copy of a photo I had taken as model. I made a drawing on the linoleum and cut around it. It is time consuming if you want to make a detailed image but also quite contemplative. I am going to print in two colors so I made also a roughly cut plate for the background color. The main color will be black.