Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Work in progress: New linocut stage 2

I've spend about eight hours cutting this block. Every mark affects the next mark. In a linocut, the mark is either there or not there. To define a black shape, it must be surrounded by white (so you cut that bit out); but then to define that white shape, the next area must be black. The very first cut on the block decides the entire image.

Linocut: Work in progress

Linocut: Work in progress

I've done as much to this stage as I think I can; it's time to take the first proof.