Monday, November 5, 2012

Lino cutting part 2

In part two of our lesson, we had to design a shape to experiment with positive and negative - something I always have a bit of trouble with.  It was suggested we use a maple leaf but I decided to use a vine leaf as there was one growing at the back door.
I scanned it and played around with it in Photoshop, trying to get clear edges and veins.  One of them looks a lot like a mask!

When I printed it and tried to cut it out, to trace, I realised that my lino cutting skills are not up to the task.
Then I remembered the drawing I had done earlier in the year and thought that I could use something like that.

Once again, my cutting skills are not up to it.  Hence the simple leaf shape.

I realised that part of the instructions had shown the leaf print over the texture print and I might get a similar sort of image to the original drawings.

The darker background shows the texture better.


Glennis said...

Love the leaf; it does look like a mask. Looks like you are having fun.

Mary said...

Yes, Glennis, it is quite interesting, seeing how something will turn out, especially when you are inexperienced with the medium.