PRINTMAKING IS - WEEK 1
I have been sketching and working on a pretty simple piece to print straight away. I am getting the feel for the lino and cutting again, which is great! I am really glad we agreed that I should dive right in and get reacquainted with the tools and processes. I am going to try retraining my hand to cut away from myself - but it feels so weird!
So I started sketching my favorite of the folktale characters, Wassernix (PA Dutch), water sprite or mermaid or Mesuline (Germany). About Mesuline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melusine) I did some different sketches of her from different angles but chose a pretty straightforward version. I tried to keep the design simple as this will serve as my practice lino cut. I traced my drawing and then transferred the tracing to lino and started cutting. I will have the lino cut and ready to print for Friday.
On Friday we went over carving stamps, printing linocut, letterpress and visited the FAB LAB!