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Old 10-22-2019, 05:58 AM
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My very first linoprint

Hi,

actually, I am a watercolourist but love to explore other media. Took once a woodprint weekend class, long ago. Continuing at home failed. Now I heard about the softcut material and wanted to try linocut & printing at home. Here my very first (and maybe too ambitious) work. Water soluble linoprint colours, china paper + an experiment on a failed watercolour on Yupo.
Your advice and critics welcome. All I know I asked Mr. YouTube



I used both Pfeil linocut tools and some japanese woodcut tools I had from the woodcut workshop



carved and inked, my very professional tools waiting



the very first print! Noticed I need to practise the inking, result a bit uneven



printed on a failed watercolour painting on synthetic paper (Yupo). Seems to work technically, might try this again. Needs spray varnish though, because of watercolour on Yupo.

This is exiting!!!!!!!

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Old 10-22-2019, 05:43 PM
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Re: My very first linoprint

Your very first print is very nice! I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:51 AM
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Your very first print is very nice! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Thanks a lot - hope you know what you are saying
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:12 PM
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Re: My very first linoprint

It looks great. There is something very satisfying with working on relief block prints. If you end up liking it, try some Gomuban and some Sintra. Gomuban is even softer than lino sheets but holds up well and allows very fine lines to be cut. Sintra is harder than lino but softer than wood and holds a better fine line than Gomuban or lino.

Combining your watercolor skills with the prints sounds like a good fit.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:19 AM
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Re: My very first linoprint

Thank you Contumacious for your kind feedback. I use Soft Cut now, is Gomuban even softer? I don't think it's available in Europe... need to ask Mr. Google . Anyway, I am having fun and appreiate all advice here.
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Re: My very first linoprint

I have tested different print surfaces, an noticed I can print on the lightweight panel called Viscom (10 mm). Here an example - the block is 20x30 cm and the panel 30x40 cm. Using water soluble inks.


Anyone else tried these or similar (Kapa panels for instance)?
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Re: My very first linoprint

I haven't tried them. This is a beauty of a first linocut! It looks like you've been carving for years. Well done!
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:12 AM
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@ Virginia - thank you for your very kind comment, makes me kind of embarrassed knowing I know so little (so far). Maybe this was beginners luck
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