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Lino Carving and printing

Bringing some craftmanship to my practice of illustration.
Close look to the lino block le bouquet

Close look to the lino block le bouquet

Le bouquet lino print large view

Le bouquet lino print large view

Le bouquet lino print global view

Le bouquet lino print global view

Zoom on Le bouquet lino print

Zoom on Le bouquet lino print

Zoom on a flower in Le bouquet lino print

Zoom on a flower in Le bouquet lino print

Zoom on leaves in Le bouquet lino print

Zoom on leaves in Le bouquet lino print

Zoom on a star in Le bouquet lino print

Zoom on a star in Le bouquet lino print

Close up on the main flower in Le bouquet lino print

Close up on the main flower in Le bouquet lino print

Close up to Autumn treasure print

Close up to Autumn treasure print

lino bloc and lino print of l'amour

lino bloc and lino print of l'amour

Zoom on l'amour lino carved bloc

Zoom on l'amour lino carved bloc

Global view of l'amour lino print

Global view of l'amour lino print

Close up on l'amour lino print

Close up on l'amour lino print

Linocut print bonjour le jour

Linocut print bonjour le jour

Autumn treasure lino print with a tool

Autumn treasure lino print with a tool

Autumn treasure lino print star

Autumn treasure lino print star

Autumn treasure lino print signed and numbered

Autumn treasure lino print signed and numbered

A process picture of a linocut drawing.

A process picture of a linocut drawing.

Zoom of Balade en forêt print

Zoom of Balade en forêt print

Chysanthemums close up from Balade en forêt

Chysanthemums close up from Balade en forêt

A large view of the lino print Balade en forêt

A large view of the lino print Balade en forêt

A side look to Balade en forêt lino print

A side look to Balade en forêt lino print

A close look to Balade en forêt lino print

A close look to Balade en forêt lino print

Light details of Balade en forêt lino print

Light details of Balade en forêt lino print

Oak leave form Balade en forêt lino print

Oak leave form Balade en forêt lino print

Balade en forêt lino print signed and numbered

Balade en forêt lino print signed and numbered

Almond linocarved and printed for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Almond linocarved and printed for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Juniper berries lino printed for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Juniper berries lino printed for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Coffee beans linocarved and printed for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Coffee beans linocarved and printed for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Pineapple carved and print for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Pineapple carved and print for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Black print of cloves for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Black print of cloves for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Sugar cane for LeBreuvage cocktail labels

Sugar cane for LeBreuvage cocktail labels

Grapes linocarved for LeBreuvage cocktail labels

Grapes linocarved for LeBreuvage cocktail labels

Cucumber slice for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Cucumber slice for LeBreuvage cocktail project

Violet flowers carved for LeBreuvage cocktail labels

Violet flowers carved for LeBreuvage cocktail labels

Rosemary branche. Ingredients linocarved for LeBreuvage project

Rosemary branche. Ingredients linocarved for LeBreuvage project

Tarragon branche, ingredients for le Breuvage.

Tarragon branche, ingredients for le Breuvage.

Branch with leaves. Linocarved and printed for le Breuvage

Branch with leaves. Linocarved and printed for le Breuvage

Agave plant Linocarved and printed for le Breuvage

Agave plant Linocarved and printed for le Breuvage

Vanilla pods. Ingredients carved and printed for le Breuvage

Vanilla pods. Ingredients carved and printed for le Breuvage

Lavender flower hand printed for the labels of Le Breuvage

Lavender flower hand printed for the labels of Le Breuvage

Raspberry fruit for Le breuvage indentity

Raspberry fruit for Le breuvage indentity

Cacao pods. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Cacao pods. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Cherry fruit linocarved and printed. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Cherry fruit linocarved and printed. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Dill branch linocarved and printed. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Dill branch linocarved and printed. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Cherry flower and banch linocarved and printed. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Cherry flower and banch linocarved and printed. Ingredients for Le Breuvage identity

Currant berries and branch linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Currant berries and branch linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Basil leaves linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Basil leaves linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Lemon slice linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Lemon slice linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Gentian leave linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Gentian leave linocarved for Le Breuvage labels

Mint bouquet linocarved and printed with black ink for Le Breuvage labels

Mint bouquet linocarved and printed with black ink for Le Breuvage labels

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 .

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.

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.