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Exercise: Too much or not enough information – rationale 2, linocut

I started to carve out my design of the saxophone and unfortunately it wasn’t till I’d actually taken the first print that I realised I’d not reversed my design so that it was the way round I wanted it to be. So sadly it’s not the right way round, and I don’t think I’ve really got the time to do it all again.

Saxophone Linocut 1/6

Saxophone Linocut 1/6

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Project 7: Developed colour ways

So having printed the yellow base layer’s I moved on to printing the two other layers of colour. I had a little mishap on one of the prints so only two are actually decent. But that’s what you get for rushing!

Yellow, Purple, Pink Print

Yellow, Purple, Pink Print

I’m not entirely happy with this print, it’s a tad girly/sickly for my taste. And the pink layer is a bit smudgy as I must have moved the paper while trying to get a print.

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Project 7: More colour ways

Grey, Blue, Red Print

Grey, Blue, Red Print

Above is the completed print begun a few days ago, finished with a red layer. I like the colours together, they compliment each other without fading into the background or outstanding each other.

Grey, Yellow, Green Print

Grey, Yellow, Green Print

In my head these colours worked really well together, on print however they remind me of St.Patrick’s day. This wasn’t really what I was going for. I’m not entirely sure what would help this print/what colour combinations would’ve worked better. However I really liked the colour of the yellow and thought it could work well being the background colour rather than the colour of the second layer (where it sits quite oddly against the other colours). So I set about taking three prints of the first layer in yellow to then try different colour combinations on top.

Background prints in Yellow

Background prints in Yellow

Project 7: Different colour ways

I’ve begun different colour version’s of the multi block print.

Grey, Yellow, Green Print

Grey, Yellow, Green Print

I had thought this yellow would be more citrus yellow than a golden colour, but I quite like the golden colour and am happy enough to leave it as it is. Perhaps something to try later on would be a different shade of yellow.

Grey, Blue, Red Print

Grey, Blue, Red Print

This is with a navy blue, it’s not printed quite as I expected, I think I underestimated how much ink I needed on the printing plate and my roller to get an even coverage of blue. I think I’ll go for a more bold primary colour red than a cherry red to go with the blue.

Yellow, Purple & Green Print

Yellow, Purple & Green Print

I kind of like this yellow print on it’s own, but think it’ll work very well with a purple second layer and green third layer.