Tuesday, 12 April 2011

New wood block prints




A couple of years ago i created these black and white ink drawings with all intentions of making  prints from them. They are inspired by the different elements if the Norfolk landscape. I've finally got around to making this image into a print, this time using ply wood rather than lino. I decided to print it in a softer colour rather than the black and white, to reflect the feel of the Norfolk landscape. This is Norfolk #1, with Norfolk#2 to follow soon.





8 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

These are lovely - I think the colour is perfect too.

Did you add the dark lines after printing? it gives them a 3D feel.

Celia

Mangle Prints said...

Thanks Celia- i added a little definition with a pen, was too lazy to cut an additional plate to over print(naughty really !)

Are you curious about me? said...

Wonderful.... Colour is just perfect. The plywood is a great idea, it's texture lends itself to your style of work it also adds another dimension.... Love it.

A Deegan said...

lovely print Amanda. wish i had the your skill with the ply, i tried once but ended up with splinters. looking forward to Norfolk #2

Mangle Prints said...

Thank you- i use a sharp craft knife rather than the lino tools- but still a little tricky- definitely prefer using lino : )

Almost Monday said...

Amanda,
I wanted to call them lovely, but everyone beat me to it! How about fantastic! I love the movement and mystery!

erasercarver said...

Absolutely beautiful print, lots of atmosphere.

Cathy said...

I love the skewed linear quality of this. Beautifully graphic. I wish linocutting was easier..sigh.