Thinking of trying linocuts? Read this, and start at once

I recommend ‘Learning Linocut – A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Relief Printing though Linocut’

Although I had been printing for a year or two before seeing this book I still found it immensely useful. As a self-taught artist I learn the practical matters through trial, and often expensive, error and there are some really useful practical tips such as putting slips of paper between the print and the pegs when hanging them to dry to prevent indentation. Little details that make a big difference.

There are photos accompanying descriptions of technique which I appreciate.

Quite apart from these very practical matters Susan Yeates also talks about Inspiration, Ideas and Imagination and some of the example prints are wonderful.

Have a go, create your masterpiece, then never speak of how easy it is. Or I shall have to kill you.

 

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