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minouette
« on: February 08, 2011 11:01:10 AM »



This is my latest linocut and block. It's a Western Screech-Owl (more or less life sized ~8.5 inches or 22 cm tall).

I carved Mr. Otus Kennicottii (the screech-owl) in linoleum and printed him in water-based block printing ink, on Japanese kozo (or mulberry) paper, in an edition of six prints. Each print is 6 and a quarter by 12 and a half inches (15.9 cm by 31.8 cm).

I use the soft artists' lino (sometimes called softoleum).

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 11:19:35 AM »

absolutely beautiful! i did a series of 4 owls in woodblock, but they were pretty cartoony. i love the realisticness (is that a word?) of this! i think this would also look great printed in a brown ink.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011 11:22:00 AM »

how you can carve THAT it`s just awesome .How long it took to you do that??? Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011 12:29:20 PM »

Wow, impressive! I hit this rocks!!

needless to say that it is beautiful, but I do it anyway!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011 07:51:37 PM »

Oh, wow, what detail. It's impressively done!
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011 01:58:45 AM »

Love love love this!
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minouette
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011 02:00:21 PM »

scuttlebutt thanks very much! The owl is actually brown, but it could also be printed in a lighter shade I think.

Thanks bernyispurestyle! I think it took me a few hours: sketching, carving, printing proofs and carving some more.

Thanks very much wendiek, Muddlepud and Sirk!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011 10:47:02 AM »

Amazing detail, and I love owls!  You have inspired me to get out my carving tools for sure.  Thanks for sharing such a lovely project.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011 01:48:59 PM »

Thanks starrgazer! That's great. Loving seeing more printmakers!
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