Saturday, 31 March 2012

Reduction linocut, stage 4

Another, darker, gradient across the image from brown at the left to grey at the right. The orange on the previous layer looks much less gaudy now.

Reduction linocut, stage 4 by Floating Rabbit

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Reduction linocut, stage 3

A vertical gradient, for a change: orange-brown on the left blending to darker grey on the right.

Reduction linocut, stage 3

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Reduction linocut, stage 2

A gradient from blue at the top down to grey at the bottom.

Reduction linocut, stage 2

Already, a lot of the details are appearing.

Regular readers might find this image familiar.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Reduction linocut, stage 1

Here we go again.

Reduction linocut, stage 1

Two distinct areas printed. Some pale blue in the sky, and some bright red in the foreground (it's a bus). Though the red is a relatively dark colour to be on the first layer, red is very transparent and difficult to print over other colours. So this time, I'm printing it first. Hope this works...

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Life drawing catch-up

Just a few drawings from recent life sessions. All pencil on paper, approx A3.

Life drawing

Life drawing

Life drawing

Life drawing

Life drawing

Friday, 9 March 2012


Ninth layer on this reduction linocut: dark green across the entire image.

Reduction linocut: Sissinghurst

Sissinghurst. Linocut, 30 x 24 cm.

It's the view of the rose garden from the tower at Sissinghurst Gardens in Kent.

Finished at last.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Illustration Friday: Intention

The Illustration Friday themes are getting harder every week. This week, it's "intention". Here's my attempt: Floating Rabbit blog

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Reduction linocut, stage 8

At last, the ink on the previous layer is dry. The white that I mixed in with the blue was a different brand (Lawrence's) to my usual one (Gerstacker), and it must have been that that caused the slow drying.

So I've printed another layer, in dark green:

Reduction linocut, stage 8

The image pops into life. Hopefully, one more layer will complete it.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Watching ink dry

The blue ink that I printed last week is still not dry. It usually takes 24 hours before I can print the next layer; this time, it's five days and counting.

Thursday, 1 March 2012