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W B Yeats illustration – process

As I carve the lino it always gets more complicated!  I start adding in details and lines as I go to keep me interested.  I estimate it took 12 to 15 hours to carve the whole thing.

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W B Yeats illustration – final design

This is the final version with the text added.  The book is due to be published in May 2009.

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W B Yeats illustration – detail

A detail from the final version

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Sam Hamrick – Haircut

This is an artist from Seattle I found on Etsy.  This print shows an amazing fluidity and boldness of mark and gives a wonderful impression of freshly hacked hair with just a few strokes. www.fiddlebones.com

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Nick Morley – Big Bunny

One of my own prints – this was my entry in last year’s Miniature Prints exhibition.  I wanted to see how detailed I could get with the cutting.  Even I was pleasantly surprised but the fineness of the marks possible.  The print only measures 12 x 8cm. See more of my animal prints here

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Wuon Gean – Mask Ka

Wuon Gean Ho uses linocut as part of a more complex process.  This is actually a screenprint, but the original cut marks form an integral part of the image.  By using screenprint, Wuon Gean is able to work on a large scale more easily, trying out multiple colour combinations before deciding on the end result. […]

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Steve Edwards – Angry Suit

Steve Edwards is a fellow member of East London Printmakers and an artist who really pushes what can be done with lino.  He often uses caustic soda to etch the lino, producing various textures to great effect.  He also works on a large scale, which gives the prints a real presence.  This one is from […]

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Chris Pig – Big F

I love the energy in this linocut by Chris Pig, an artist who lives just near my studio in London Fields.  There’s a fantastic sense of humour in his prints, and an amazing amount of work goes into them.  The largest ones are several feet across. www.chrispig.com

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Katherine Linn – The Georgian Terrace

This is by an artist from Atlanta, Georgia who I met a few months ago.  I really like her use of simple white lines on a black background to describe the form of the building.  It makes the whole thing seem to glow. www.linnprintworks.com

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