The next stage was to draw the designs onto the blocks and start carving. Most of the students went for some kind of character moving across a background but the brief was entirely open.
When printing, we used the simple registration method of drawing round the blocks onto a piece of paper to make a template. As printing progressed, the movement of the blocks could be traced.
The images ranged from the violence of a man-eating gorilla to the endearing illustration of a monkey hugging a T-Rex.
Here you can see the finished prints laid out to dry. These were then bound using book screws to make the finished flick books.
I shot video of all the flickbooks but I don’t have time to upload them tonight. I will try to do it soon! In the meantime, if you fancy having a go at carving and printing your own linocut I’ll be running drop-in workshops from between 11am and 5pm Monday to Wednesday this week at my Linocutboy Live pop-up shop on Newburgh Street in central London. It costs £5 and there is no need to book. Come and say hi if you’re in the area!