1. Begin by searching for images of insects. You may choose macro (close up) images to create an abstract image.
2. For the abstract approach, use a view finder to select a compositionally interesting section of your insect
3. Re draw your image in your book.
4. To ensure your lino is successful consider the following:
- Combination of thin and bold lines and shapes
- Positive and negative space
*Remember: You will only be using black and white therefore your shapes and lines must be well defined.
Your image must be 15x20cm and have a 1cm boarder
5. Using a 4B or 6B pencil trace over your image and transfer onto lino (teacher demonstration)
6. Using a permanent marker, define areas which will be black and which will remain black. Be sure to consider an equal distribution of positive and negative space.
7. Carve your lino (teacher demonstration).
8. Print your lino, register prints and edition (teacher demonstration).
- Hand colour a print with watercolour paints
- Print on a variety of materials (tissue paper, newspaper, coloured paper, fabric).
- Create a paper collage and print on this