Step By Step Process Of A Reduction Linocut

 
Here's the pencil drawing on the linoleum block of Sliver with a small amount of carving. Note that the drawing on the block is flipped horizontally from the print because when you print it gets reversed.

Here's the pencil drawing on the linoleum block of Sliver with a small amount of carving. Note that the drawing on the block is flipped horizontally from the print because when you print it gets reversed.

Here's the 5"x7" reduction linocut print of Sliver. This is what I have printed so far, two colors, a very light beige with a light grey over it. Next will be darker greys. I thought it would be interesting to show the under printed colors of a reduction print as I print from light to dark. Stay tuned for more progress!

Here's the 5"x7" reduction linocut print of Sliver. This is what I have printed so far, two colors, a very light beige with a light grey over it. Next will be darker greys. I thought it would be interesting to show the under printed colors of a reduction print as I print from light to dark. Stay tuned for more progress!

Here is the next layer of darker grey printed on my reduction linocut of Sliver. A darker grey is next which will add definition to the shadows and will give him some more stripes.

Here is the next layer of darker grey printed on my reduction linocut of Sliver. A darker grey is next which will add definition to the shadows and will give him some more stripes.

Here’s the next darker layer of grey on my reduction linocut of Sliver. This layer is darker and a cooler grey than the previous. Next will be an even darker layer.

Here’s the next darker layer of grey on my reduction linocut of Sliver. This layer is darker and a cooler grey than the previous. Next will be an even darker layer.

Here is the reduction linocut of Sliver, that I have been showing my progress on, with the darkest grey printed. The next color will be black!

Here is the reduction linocut of Sliver, that I have been showing my progress on, with the darkest grey printed. The next color will be black!

Here it is, the reduction linocut of Sliver with the darkest color printed. It ended up being a very dark grey and not black, which is more like Sliver's actual color of fur.  It is a 5"x7" block. The final edition is about 7 prints. I started with 10 and lost a few along the way, but that's what happens with multicolor prints.

Here it is, the reduction linocut of Sliver with the darkest color printed. It ended up being a very dark grey and not black, which is more like Sliver's actual color of fur.
It is a 5"x7" block. The final edition is about 7 prints. I started with 10 and lost a few along the way, but that's what happens with multicolor prints.