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Topic: High Five Raccoon & owl who? Multi-colour block prints.  (Read 2821 times)
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« on: March 22, 2010 01:47:57 PM »



This is a lino block print I made. I used a single block, I just inked it with different colours. I used a wide brayer (roller) in black ink for the raccoon and then a small one to get gray details and a 3rd one for red text. Each sheet is 15" by 8 and 3/8 " (38 cm by 21.3 cm).

I based this on a photo I took of my former neighbour:


I seem to have wildlife and typography on the brain. This is a reduction print of an owl:


First I printed a flat yellow rectangle, then carved the eyes, lines and the text outline and printed the red layer. Then I carved more lines and the body of the text and printed the black layer.

This print is much smaller (~ 3 inches by 4 inches).

Anyway, these are two different means of getting multiple colours from a single block.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010 03:08:10 PM »

I love the raccoon! Sooo cute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010 03:19:35 PM »

those are both fantastic, i love the raccoon especially!
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010 09:14:01 PM »

Awesome!!  I love your raccoon.

I so want to try this, but I haven't been able to find the lino blocks to carve.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010 04:33:56 PM »

Thank you all!

pinokeeo - I like the soft artist's lino from an art supply store best, but you can use flooring, which might be easier to find. Many artist do!
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010 01:12:57 PM »

Your raccoon is beautiful!!!  Great owl too, he looks kinda startled.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010 01:30:27 PM »

Thanks very much Trekky! It's funny how art takes on a life and personality of its own sometimes.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010 05:14:21 PM »

Eeeeeeeee! These are SO AWESOME! The High Fiving Raccoon just made my entire evening!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010 11:34:16 AM »

Aw, thanks, momentofstars. Cheesy I'm glad.
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2010 09:23:09 AM »

This is incredible. Come payday I am snatching one of these up-- absolutely beautiful!
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