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Disappointment by azraelengel Disappointment by azraelengel
Linoleum cut 8x10 block black and white print on Lennox.

Anyway, linoleum cut printing is when you take a linoleum "plate" and lino cutting tools and "scrape out" all of the areas you want to be white (or paper colored in this case). This one is only black and white and requires only one printing... Some lino cuts can have 7, 8, 9... Or infinite layers of color. That will be my next feat!
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Given 2011-04-10
Clean, crisp and atmospheric, Disappointment by ~azraelengel really communicates that feeling of melancholy in a slick, simple style. ( Featured by Mollinda )
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ryszardwojtkiewicz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
I like...
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MisterDuckerDude Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a fledgling linocutter, I have to ask, how do you keep the ink from bleeding into the finer detailing?
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It's been a while, but by using firmer ink in your mix (more ink less binder) and only using a thin layer helps.
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MisterDuckerDude Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Right, I have done a quick scan but I haven't quite seen the questions I've asked, so pardon any rehash and me being a bit dogged.

 I'm assuming from your statement that you mix your own block printing ink for the job. For now I'm just going straight from art-store-bought jars, a bit limited right now and I'm quite new to this.

 So, two questions:

 For those that don't mix, are there any brands you'd recommend that at least come close to the consistency you prefer (I'm currently using jar of Derivan, water-based)?

 For those that do, do you have a particular balance between ink and binder that you refer back to or is it just really good guesswork by now?
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
OK so here's what she said:

"I would recommend charbonnel water based inks if he must use water based. The quality is really good and it is the closest imitator to oil based relief ink. Many water based inks dry out too quickly or don't hold well to the surface. However I swear by oil for high detail relief printing. Ink should definitely be stiff - if he is adding a modifier it really is a matter of learning by touch rather than percentages of mixing. If his ink starts out too loose he should add corn starch to stiffen. Trial and error is really the best way to find the ideal mix. I'm pretty sure you have to order Charbonnel btw - you have to order most things that are worth their weight."

So basically if your ink is really runny you're going to have an issue with details either due to the pressure of the actual printing process or the paper "drinking" the ink.
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MisterDuckerDude Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 You are both absolute champs for that, thank you so very very much. I apologize for any hassle caused, and very happy you've helped me learn a little. The water based ink I was using was just the most easily available at the time and I figured 'hey, it'll do,' but I'll be all that she said in mind.

 Again, thank you both so much.
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime. :) :)
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
To be 100% honest with you, I don't really know. I really only had access to the printmaking studio back in college (4 years ago now) so what I mixed and how is totally poof! Gone. I do know a fellow artist friend who can probably give you some better insight, though. Let me see if she'll answer your questions. :)
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kisskaktusz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student
Amazing! 
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LegendaryJD Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! Awesome lines.
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DomesticHeart Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, wow! It's so great because you can actually tell what it is! And you can actually see the shape of the objects!
Im doing a 3x4' linoleum cut of a flying shoe currently! But im sure it will not be as clean of a cut as this, since it is my first time.
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Check out some woodcut prints and try to replicate the "shading" lines on those, but on a larger scale. That will help you.
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hannahv92 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow this is fantastic !!! I am looking to do some lino cuts at college next week, but i bet they don't turn out half as good as this amazing piece !! Bravi :D
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hapg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Great! I like the feeling of it. This reminds me alot of The Catcher in the Rye.. If you ever read it.. (:
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Senecal Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done. Great kinetic linework and composition. No easy feat in this medium. Congrats!
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LiShangster Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Artist
very well done, your lines are amazing
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I try hard. Linoleum tends to fall apart on me.
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baykustuyu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderfull!!!
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Great work!
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I like the crosshatching.
He looks so wistful.
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ratfinkle Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I recently learned from a friend how difficult linocut images are and the many small accidents also she encountered :P So seeing the amount of detail in this piece makes me go WOW! it's a job well done :D
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I cut myself many many times doing linocuts/woodcuts.
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erinvi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great. The graphic quality it really beautiful, and the motion is excellent! I wish some of the facial features were slightly more defined, but overall, the mood of the piece really comes across. Congratulations on the DD!
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RichardOhara Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
very nice. I like the cross hatching
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whatwazthat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
cool!
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abc60 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
AWESOME Print it's like he's drifting or in his own little world it's amazing and it turned out really well, awesome I'm gonna try something like this I'll probably fail but it looks so awesome :)
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Echo-impulsivesound Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Nice print
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Meltin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Linoleum? I'll never look at my kitchen floor the same way again. Very nice!:)
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MidniteWolf84 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Wow, I think I did something like this on school... and the result wasn't bad :D Very good work my friend ;)
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prodigyleon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
WOW...BRiiiLANT...BEAUTiiFULL...I LOVE IT:)
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Prof-Dr-Dr-Weird Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful. It makes me feel rather melancholic. Great job =)
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robjoeball Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Very nice print work!
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TsUkI23 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
O3O wooo I love that technique!
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Intro71292 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.:heart:
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masterd2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
nice :)
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JerryPie Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
My class made linoleum prints last year. : D Mine wasn't nearly was epic as yours. ; A ;
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tusoksiomai91 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
cool!
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elcomandante-studio Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautifull!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Gorgeous work.
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Alexandros666 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
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I'm waiting for your multi-colored feat!
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DrAgOnSfLy006 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to add that I like your shading....Wow!!
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DrAgOnSfLy006 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work. I know how hard this can be. I have Lino prints by my DA Account, too. I never tried scraping out multiple layers though...
here is a link to check mine out:
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burnchild Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great work! :)
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Adamski73 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
amazing.... simply amazing! the emotion you've captured is so vivid and the style is unique and creative!! Keep up the amazing work! :P *favs*
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JakeMcCormick Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a choice scar on my thumb from doing such projects in high school, would have been worth getting said scar, if the project I made came out half as good. :P
ANYHOO....I just love the contemplativeness of this and just the all around look of this character. VERY NICE :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg this is so beautiful !!
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LaceChrizzy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez, you're good! I find it so hard to do shadows with linoleum...
It is really beautiful, and it conveys the feeling in a simple way, but you can still very easily tell how he feels.
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auxeru Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
This makes me want to get back into Linoleum. :love:
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Printmaking = fun!
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