If you didn't see my post about my first experience with 3 Fish, check it out here. And then, people in the area, go and sign up for their linocut class, because it's completely awesome and certainly changed my art life! Even non-artist types can have a lot of fun and get some very cool prints out of it.
|Eric's inspiring ginkgo print|
Eric has a great post about this process on his website. Check it out, since his step-by-step is much better than me trying to explain it without pictures. Then come back and you'll understand how I got my individual pulls.
OK, are you back? Cool. These are the pulls I got. I have to say, the entire process is almost instant gratification, as well as inspiring the more you push each print pull. The more we played around with ideas, the more interesting results we got.
The image at the top of the post is from the first pulls - a plate each of the orange, tangerine, and lime green. This is what creates the silhouette.
Next pull just with removing the leaves gets you these beauties:
Now comes the really fun part. The other student ("C" we'll call her, since I don't use real names without permission) was pulling her own prints, so we traded leaves that had been inked in different colors and mixed and matched on our original templates. This is what I ended up with (unfortunately I didn't get a chance to get a picture of her pieces).
It seems that every time I visit 3 Fish, I come home feeling incredibly inspired. And this time I have visual treats too! Now to find some wall space...