28 May 2008

Introduction to Printmaking - Part the Second

Right then, the semester's been over for a week or two; except for the dreaded Flash final that wouldn't die... Time I updated the great, empty sucking sound that is my presence on the www.


Absolutely, this is my interface with the world of making marks on surfaces using a press. Austrian and German Expressionist Woodcut prints, along with Ukiyo-e are what made me want to learn about handmade prints. I owe every bit of my current drawing style to the Expressionists' prints. Linoleum, of course, is a lot easier to carve than wood but I'm told that the approach is very similar.