Friday, May 11, 2012

Linoleum Preparation

Prepping my image on linoleum with pencil and Sharpie

After a week filled with bookmaking, last Saturday I took a break from books to prep a linoleum block for carving.

As usual, I started by tracing one of my photographs. The body of work that is currently in progress focuses on trees. This image in particular was taken in the forest in Ashland, Oregon.

After the tracing was complete, I used carbon paper to transfer the outlines of the tracing onto a blank linoleum block, in reverse.

To give myself a rough idea of what the image will look like once it's  carved, I fill in any sections not meant to be carved away with Sharpie.

My block is ready to go and I'll begin carving this weekend.

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