Linocut carving and printing
I've illustrated for seven years now and numerical tools have really improved and quickened my working process. But as I got faster I've also lost some craft and I really missed it lately. But it was before I discovered line engraving. Oh, what a joy! Carving, inking, printing, all these steps brought back the passion of tangible hand made illustrations
Engraving is an ancient art that has been around for centuries. It is a form of relief printing where an image is carved into a metal, stone, or a wooden surface. Engraving is a labor intensive process that requires skills and patience. The artist begins by drawing its pattern on the surface, then it is time to carve the design directly into the medium with a sharp tool. The result is a raised and detailed image printed on paper or carved in the matter. Engraving is still used today and is a popular choice for creating personalized items such as wedding rings, posters, clothes. It is a timeless art form that will continue to be appreciated for many years to come.
Lino carving and lino printing is the art of cutting a design into a linoleum block, inking it, and then pressing it onto paper or fabric to create a unique print. With patience, practice, and some creative ideas, lino carving can be a rewarding and satisfying experience.