when looking into her work i wanted to see if I could include this much details into my art. I feel within her work she adds a lot but of details but also keeps it simple enough to keep the work clean.
i also really like the way that she has just kept the piece to black as i feel it keeps the work simple and easier to see what is happening but also gives it the dark shadow like look.
so while looking at this artist for inspiration I decided to keep on my theme so i did a hare while trying to add lots of details
This was the base that i started with, it was a lino hare and i really love it because of how simple i have kept it but still have enough details within the piece. i kept it black and white to make sure you focus on the hare but also see how the line through the middle effects the piece. this is as though there is a zone of the future the hare is passing through.
from the main line i thought about how i could use this idea more so i looked into what lines the hare its self makes with its feet ears and tail and extended these lines to show how these can feel a lot of space. i feel this made me start to experiment with how i could use the space around the hare and make the piece look more complete.
this is when i started experimenting within colour for the back ground. as i don’t like a lot of colour and didn’t want to take away from the hare i used a collage technique as i felt it would also match better with the line. i used the colours as sky and grass but also looked into the different textures i could use. (bubble wrap, roller, packing card,scraping)
The drawing is the first design of the rabbit and then i created it onto the lino cut, this was a little hard to do but was not too bad. i really enjoyed making it though as i had to think a lot about how it would look. i feel as though i did really well on this piece and showed the idea of zones of time more effectily than the main. I then decided to put it onto the lion to show the different zones but also how animals can guide each other through life and death.
i then started to collage the rabbit to see if i could use the line to create an effect but also start experimenting with backgrounds, to see if I could add more to the piece i do like the background but i also think I could develop it more.
This is the lion skull with a main I designed. from the other I used the main to show the life within the lion. I really do like this one but I feel I could used the idea of different zones of time within a different and more artist way. I really did like doing this because it did make me learn how to add in more detail and I feel I am getting more comfortable with being more relaxed when adding in details (e.g. in the skull) so next I want to try and use time zone for effectively
Derrick is an Lino cut artist, who i found on Instagram. he is work is really detailed and so I looked through his work to try and understand how I might be able to present hair in a detailed way but not so much that it look confusing.
i looked at these images a i noticed there have detailed but he has kept it really simple giving it a really nice effect. but he also focuses a lot on how the hair flows and i feel this give its the most texture and realism.
this artist will really help with how i can do the main on my lion and skull piece.
This is a fennec fox skull. This lino print is black oil based ink and on paper. The idea behind this is that it shows life and death and how death can also bring life to other things, this then shows time and how over a big part of time we all play our part but also life and death within it. death is a horrible thing but sometimes you need death of one thing for another to live, like how animals kill so they can eat.
I really like this piece and feel I’m getting a lot more confident within shading and how to use the lino print to create the look of depth. for these I use a scalpel as I find I have a lot more control.
to show the idea of time i wanted to show how one life dying over time can be another life growing so i decided to do this through animal skulls and flowers. so i decided to do just a “normal” design before reefing into a design that i would want leading to my “final thing”
First I started off by drawing a design of a bird skull (osprey, or more knows as a sea hawk). When I had done the design then slowly went into cutting the lino and keeping the bits I had drawn as they where the bit I wanted to be covered in ink.
these photos show the lino block and all the prints i had made form it i defiantly prefer all black as i feel it is m ore clear. from this i moved on the another design. for the nest i wanted to make it less business and have a skull with little foliage. so i used mushrooms and leaves and a smaller skull (fennec fox).
i really loved doing this one as while craving it i didn’t think it was going well but once i had rolled the ink on it i really liked it. i think this is one of my favourite things about lino print is the idea of i don’t truly know how it will look until the ink is on it.
i think i want to head in this direction for print or dry point but I’m still going to look in other way too.
The first two are me drawing in to the ink its self, and making up the design and the last one is the out come. This came out a lot better than i thought as the print came out with white missing bits of ink. This ended up looking like embers from a fire and shows how we have slowly destroyed tress and nature over time.
this is me drawing on to the back of the paper to pick up the ink, i had to try this twice as the first time I didn’t notice I had put to much ink down and it picked it all up (very right photo) but then one in the middle was the final outcome I think I could do this better.
The one on the far right is the stencil I made on the ink from this I made the other two prints, and I tried drawing on the back of the ink as well. I really liked this but wanted to see if i could make a more real skull so I moved to drawing on the paper.
This is one of my best prints. with a paintbrush I drew into the ink before putting the paper onto the ink. I really like this piece and want to try it more as this was the best controlled way I could create the marks I want.
These are some of the random prints I made, I wanted to see what patterns I could make and see how the inks would mix. I feel this helped me to figure out how I could use the inks in a more controlled way when i next do printing.
lynda goldberg is an artist who working with a range of materials i love her work as an artist in general but i am focusing on her mono printing. her work is closes inspired by nature and some of her works are very simple and i really like that about her works.
i love how these are more simple with the line and that she really focuses on the nature right in front of her. i feel i wanna use how she uses the line within my work. so im going to do some line drawings within my mono prints.