Woodcut Still Life

I really love still lives. This woodcut was done combining some details of my sketches.
I liked some parts of the finished print so much that I also did some smaller prints on gift tags.

Still a Nice Still Life

When I found this old lino plate which I was not quite happy with, I decided to cut away as much as possible and leave only the basic objects of the still life on the plate.

Now I like it somehow better than before…

 

Prints on Postcards

I printed some of my woodcuts on small postcards.

I want to set up an online shop at Dawanda, which is a German online platform for DIY products, where I am planning to sell some of my smaller prints as well as these cards.

But it still needs a whole lot of preparation to set up the shop…

Cutting into Wood

Last week I bought some wooden panels and did my first woodcuts.

If you choose a soft wood like limetree, cutting into wood doesn’t require much more strength than cutting into a lino plate.

You can also use linocut colours for printing.

Here are the first results:

 

Pastel Pictures

I rediscovered pastel drawing pencils and did these small pictures with them.

They should also serve as inspiration sketches for a series of woodcuts I want to do.

Let’s see how that’s going to work out…

 

Printing Again…

What else is there to do on a free weekend than working on some prints?

I wanted to turn some of my quick pencil sketches into colourful linocut prints and voila…

I think they turned out pretty nice.

What I want to do next is to use these motifs and print them in larger formats…

Small Pencil Drawings

It’s been quite a while since I last found the time to do some creative work because I’ve been teaching a lot of courses recently.

Nevertheless, here are some small drawings of little everyday objects and plants.

I made them using graphite and colour pencils.

I like to use a kneaded eraser to remove parts of the drawing before going over the part with colour pencils again.