View Full Version : Hare Linocut WIP (x-posted in Printmaking)

Annie F.
01-12-2008, 09:27 PM
I hope people don't mind when I post several stages to a finished print - I like seeing how others think/work through a design, and hope others feel the same :wave:

This is the prelim sketch on the 6"x4" block (which is actually SafetyKut, not linoleum, but it is easier to write linocut than "relief print from alternative block material"...). I have scanned and flipped it in order to see how things will look when printed. I see that I need to bring the hare's left foreleg down slightly, both for a better angle compositionally, and to be able to lengthen it slightly.
Once I do that the next step will be starting to cut.


stripey chicken
01-13-2008, 07:02 AM
I will be really interested to see how this turns out. It is nice to see some animal printmaking posted here.

01-13-2008, 07:11 AM
Looking good so far Annie.

Best from mike.

01-13-2008, 12:07 PM
I really enjoy watching you Annie!

01-13-2008, 08:31 PM
It has your 'stamp' all over it. It's great when someone has a style that is instantly recognisable.

Annie F.
01-13-2008, 09:07 PM
It has your 'stamp' all over it. It's great when someone has a style that is instantly recognisable.

Thanks, Patrick! I used to try and fight my natural style, especially with painting, but finally realized that loose, large, and painterly wasn't *me*. My work has gotten much better since then. :lol:

Here is the Hare with the leg fixed, and the background cut. I will wait on doing any more tonight as I'm tired. Tired cutters make mistakes, and there is no repair possible on the plate material...


01-14-2008, 03:19 PM
Awesome!! Love watching your work progress

Annie F.
01-14-2008, 07:28 PM
Starting to cut! Once I've cut an area I use a Sharpie to darken the surface - this helps me see what I need to work more on. I will cut the whole hare and then go back in to push contrast.


Annie F.
01-19-2008, 07:51 PM
It has been a slow week for art so I am just now finishing up cutting the plate. Next step will be to run a couple of proof prints to see what final changes are needed, and then it will be time to print!


01-19-2008, 08:13 PM
I love this! very cool to see the process.:clap:

Southern Wind
01-20-2008, 09:01 AM
Hi Annie,
Love the Hare, can't wait to see the finished product. Miss seeing you at Dewey tho it isn't the same anymore.

01-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Nice work Annie. Good detailing

Annie F.
02-01-2008, 11:09 AM
The flu :eek: got in the way of normal life so I only just around to printing yesterday. Figured y'all deserved to see the finished piece, so here it is!


02-01-2008, 01:05 PM
Love it. I've never done this & you have me thinking about it.

02-01-2008, 05:23 PM
Not only is this good, but it's also a lesson in anatomy for us, the way the hind legs stay together while the forelegs are stepped. Excellent. Thanks for coming back and posting the print.