Blog - June 2018
- I’m a printmaker based in Edinburgh. I took up linocut as a hobby two years ago but it has grown arms and legs and is now my mini business. Describe your printmaking process. I mostly create architectural prints of the places I have lived in or visited. In a way it’s my diary! I work … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Maria Doyle"
- When we think of screen printed artwork we tend to see bold areas of bright colour and graphic lines but there are lots of different styles that can be achieved. By using graphite directly onto the mesh of a screen we can create loose, printed sketches that can be used for layering or as prints … Continue reading "Screen Printing a Graphite Drawing"
- Describe your printmaking process. I do several things: I make etchings, where I concentrate on people’s expressions and the quality of the etched line and texture; I also make wood cuts, which are rather larger and where I exploit the areas of flat colour and the strong wood cut line; and in the past I … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Frans Wesselman"
- When designing artwork for exposed screens it can be very difficult to figure out what level of detail you can include. Different mesh counts will be able to handle different levels of detail. The mesh number relates to how many threads there are per cm of mesh: 32T has 32 threads per cm, 120T has …