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28 August 2016

Methods of obtaining Registration

Don't go thinking that I'm over lino-cuts just yet. I've one more little development I want to share with you. This one is about obtaining registration.

You may recognise this lino-cut? Do you see the mess I've made of making the print. That is the result of very poor technique. I just plonked the paper over the block and... well... you can see that it's slipped and created a godawful abomination. This is not the look I was after, but how can I become a bit more consistent in my printing? Read on... 

15 August 2016

10 top tips guaranteed to improve your artistic composition

"The first 9 tips were amazing, but the 10th blew my mind!" 

Don't you just hate cynical blog posts that promise so much and then deliver so little!

We both know that there are no rules that guarantee better artistic composition. Where would the fun be in that?

Regular readers will have twigged to the fact that I have become obsessed with lino-cutting in the past month or so. It's literally all I think about at the moment. Ha ha. Such are the burdens of madness. In trying to learn this new skill it's made me think about all manner of things. I'm going to share some of my thoughts with you right now...