ocean

Anglerfish Lino Print, T-Shirt and Blended Roll Technique Video

This is a new anglerfish linocut print and you'll notice the gradient effect, which is done with a blended (rainbow) roll of the relief printmaking ink. The lino print is now available in my Etsy shop. This short video shows the technique I used for inking up the linoleum block with the blended roll.

Anglerfish Lino Print

Anglerfish Lino Print

The initial idea for the deep sea print came from my son (and Octonauts superfan) who wanted me to design a new shirt for him and here you can see me printing the block printed t-shirt. I used Gamblin's Drive By Black Textile Ink - a good option for printing on fabric.

A couple new tropical linocut prints

I've finished some new block prints over the last couple months including these two - Kauai and Ocean. Both were inspired by my travels to places like Hawaii, Samoa and the Cook Islands, as well as my son's fascination with ocean creatures. They were printed with oil-based relief ink on my etching press.

Kauai - Linocut Print

For Ocean, I used two blocks, one for the water and another for the fish, which I carved and printed using the reduction technique.

Ocean - Linocut Print