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Thursday, May 05, 2011

‘I love Whitstable’ linocut, (work-in-progress)

The width of the pen represents a realistic thickness of manageable cut
Cutting the outer line first, for precisions’ sake
Digging out the rest...
I left the oysters free-form, or without an outline, as I don’t like quite everything to be battened down
It’s all carved.
Taking a rubbing
A great tip to see if your linocut is looking good is to use a soft pencil and try a rubbing, albeit back-to-front. It is a handy measure of progress and changes can be rectified before you waste time with a first proof.

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