Printmaking:Linoleum The Power of Lines
Printing • A print is a work of art made up of ink on paper and existing in multiple examples. • Not by drawing directly on paper • Indirect transfer process
Advantages • Numerous “impressions” or prints can be made • Artist decides how many prints to make within his/her editionLabeling an edition: Example • The first number “1” represents the number of the print • The second number, “5” representshow many total prints were madefrom the plate.This was the first print of five from this plate 1/5
Four main forms of printmaking • http://www.moma.org/interactives/projects/2001/whatisaprint/print.html
Linoleum • The linoleum block consists of a thin layer of linoleum mounted on wood • Cut in the same manner as a woodcut • Advantage of linoleum: Cuts easily due to the softness of the material • Disadvantage: Not as suitable for fine lines as wood
Texture • The surface character of a material that can be experienced through touch or the illusion of touch. • Whenever we touch something we feel its texture. We also see texture. • What two senses does texture activate?
Direction of Texture • It is important to pay attention to the direction of texture. Examples: wood grain, fur, grass • Will help:-create form (dimension)-give a sense of space-break large areas into recognizable pieces and parts
Important Things to Remember • KEEP YOUR IMAGERY SIMPLE • Use 1, large, dominant object for your image • Fill the surrounding negative space with a simple image or supporting texture • You will not be able to add a lot of detail, small objects will get lost • You will be creating textures, what will they look like, pay attention to direction • Your image will print in reverse