Hannah Overman Koch

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Finale - Happy Crabby

I finished Happy Crabby!

Click on Part 1 and Part 2 to see how Happy Crabby began in this printmaking process.

I printed a total of 11 that look like this.

Quite a challenge lining up the plate for 3 separate colors!

This is the linoleum block that I carved down to the black line visible here.

Always loved those eyes!

In this reduction print process, there can be so much block cut away 
that when inking, it will get onto other parts of the plate.
This is vindictive of linoleum printing.

I wasn't so sure about the excess ink at first
and cut a little more block away.
But after a couple runs, I liked it!

Here's some different prints and practice prints with other colors-

2 color reduction print - Magenta Pink and Black

Another 2 color reduction print - Teal and Black

So glad I went with pink instead of this color for the final prints!

Thanks to Johnston Community College!

Striving more for direction and less for perfection on this artist holiday,

1 comment:

  1. The eyes are so fab! Thanks for the full run down on the process, the wheels in my brain are turning. Yes, the pink was the right choice. Can't wait to see what you do next!