New Linocut direction

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After recently carving an entire colour layer backwards, I was looking for another way to get colour onto my printed linocut illustrations. I wasn’t in love with watercolour or gouache because of their slight opaqueness that conflicts with the existing block print. I had some comic markers kicking around and gave them a shot, and haven’t looked back. I love them because of their ability to blend, but also their alcohol base disappears in areas that overlap with the lino printing itself.

A whole new world of colour!

Nathan Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 1.75" wide

Nathan Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 1.75″ wide

D & S Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 3.5" wide

D & S Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 3.5″ wide

Engagement Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 5" wide

Engagement Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 5″ wide

Mother Daughter Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 3" wide

Mother Daughter Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 3″ wide

Wildlife Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 3" wide

Wildlife Linocut, coloured with Copic markers, 3″ wide