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Process, Please

Once in a while (so like twice, ever), I get asked about my lino print working process. AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS that I have some photographic evidence of just that. Believe it or not, it’s actually pretty involved, so get comfy!

Technically speaking, step 1 would be reading the book. But I don't have any pictures of that, sorry. Let's just start here.

Technically speaking, step 1 would be reading the book. But I don't have any pictures of that. Let's just start here.

First I start sketching out some ideas… this was the beginnings of Kipling’s “The Phantom Rickshaw.” I work out the format and how I want the type to look. Here you can see a lot of my research drawings. I like to go at it with as much background as I can. There’s even a sketch of Rudyard!

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Uh, next I do a final drawing, and then transfer it to my rubber lino block (which isn’t reeeally a “linoleum” block at all) and then I carve the crap out of it! I don’t think that’s too vague…

Hey, haven't you posted this before? What a ripoff...

Hey, haven't you posted this before? What a ripoff...

Aaaand then the printing! I think I’ll post a picture of my bookmarks sometime soon before I run out of them, but there’s a bit of a peek at how they work in this photo. How do I pack SO MUCH into one post? My goodness.

Well, there you go! More or less. Some need more sketching than others, but this one is a pretty good example of whats it is thats I do.

2 Responses to “Process, Please”

  1. September 17th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Kim says:

    Hi Corey,I don’t know how else to get a hold of you–there’s no email address on your card!
    I went back to get the blue jay print today and couldn’t find you. Stupidly, I didn’t write your location down and it’s not listed in the art sale brochure. Please tell me where you are so I can find you tomorrow to pick up my piece.
    Thanks.
    Kim

  2. September 21st, 2011 at 12:48 am

    Corey says:

    Sorry about that, but problem solved! Thanks, Kim!

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