Friday, March 25, 2011

Another lighthouse stamp

I´ve carved another lighthouse linocut stamp. This one is about 4.5 cm high. I´ve found lighthouses quite difficult to do, because they really need to be symmetrical, and it´s very clear when they are not!

I usually free draw things, but for something like this I pre-ruled the lines, and most importantly the centre line. Then, its quite hard to keep up the symmetry when carving it in reverse, so I´ve learnt to also transfer the centre line to the lino when tranferring the picture, although of course the centre line isn´t carved out.

Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand

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