The First Cut

28 Apr

first cut

I made a start on carving my two latest lino blocks. The first cut is made with my smallest cutting tool to carefully carve the outlines. It’s the fiddliest bit of the process, I think and it takes time and concentration.

Sparty rain

It rained today for the first time in ages and Sparta Puss commandeered my dust sheet in my studio while she watched the rain coming down. She wasn’t too happy, she’s been enjoying being out in the garden all day for weeks now.

Here’s a short film of David Bull, a woodblock carver based in Japan. It’s a joy to watch him carving a block – wonderful….






7 Responses to “The First Cut”

  1. Alli Farkas April 29, 2020 at 02:50 #

    So I watched the video and it reminded me of the very few times I made woodblock cuts and how the tools got away from me every time!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 29, 2020 at 09:48 #

      Oh it can be so frustrating. The cuts and the blood too, in my case 😀

  2. America On Coffee April 29, 2020 at 01:05 #

    I love block art.❤️

  3. Koz Myk April 28, 2020 at 21:10 #

    Do you have to make two cuts for each line ?

    • Rosie Scribblah April 29, 2020 at 09:54 #

      Yes, one either side to protect it when I start to hack away at the background 🙂

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