“Panda Prophecy” Hand carved/printed linoleum block

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Above: Hand-printed on watercolor paper with Speedball water-based block-printing ink. Then hand-painted embellishments in gold acrylic and ink.

 

Below: Hand-printed, no embellishment, matted and framed.

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Below: An earlier version of the carving printed on a textured cardstock.

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Below: Hand-carved linoleum block for hand-printing. Carving date: April 2013. Tool: Speedball linoleum carving tool (with interchangeable carving blades of various sizes). This was one of the first lino carvings I made, and the result was quite different than the original in terms of the detail work due to errors and corrections in the carving process (of course I would pick a design heavy on the hardest element to carve well, circular designs and details). The design itself was adapted to fit and fill the size of the block itself.

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Below:  Original design concept on a notecard (obviously the bird didn’t make the final design, and the swirls from the decanter became much greater and more elaborate).

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Related blog posts:

https://hollyzezu.com/2017/03/22/on-cutting-the-good-kind-or-my-progress-so-far-into-linoleum-block-carving/

https://hollyzezu.com/2016/06/01/first-etsy-listing/

 

Purchase: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollyZezuArtStudio

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