Designing a linocut – the process of one design – Part 3

They say sometimes what goes around comes around.

Or perhaps it should be called in this instance the sometimes ‘obsessive’ nature of artists!!

After spending ages on the original drawing design – inking it up and then deciding to fiddle around with it to make it just that little bit better – I have taken it back to the original drawing design!!

Another artist at a workshop I did a few years back said he spent weeks deciding to change the wall colour of his loungeroom from a baby poo yellow. So after much contemplation, colour charts, mixing etc etc etc he repainted the room…and yes it was almost the identical baby poo yellow!!

So the design is finished – and yes after a week is back to the original concept!! Now for transfer to the lino block, carving, printing and handcolouring – I must admit moving from one process to another actually raises the excitement level. Yes I know a bit boring that at each new step it is seen as ‘exciting’ but I think that is why I like the art processes that I am currently working in and keep coming back to them! I do actually really enjoy each step and it provides interest and hopefully challenge. Even if I sometimes end up back where I started!

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