Linocut and Reduction Printmaking by Laura Boswell
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This beautiful book reveals the astonishing flexibility and creative possibilities of the linocut printmaking technique. Written by a leading and innovative linocut printmaker, it focuses on the reduction printing technique and gives detailed, practical help to choosing and using tools and materials, plus generous creative advice on designing specifically for linocut. With over 300 lavish illustrations, it is sure to inspire every aspiring and experienced printmaker to pick up their blade and start cutting.
Divided into three parts, this book introduces the reader to the infinite possibilities of working with traditional artist’s lino. Explains the tools and materials you’ll need, as well as vital techniques such as sharpening your tools and installing a printing press. There is instruction on how to draft a design and transfer it to lino, ready for cutting and printing. Finally, there are step-by-step sequences to ten different prints, broken down into layers and showing the build-up of colours.