Monday, 22 April 2013

Ian Dury print

Here's a new lino print. It's inspired by the 'Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll' film, which is a brilliant biopic of the life of Ian Dury and The Blockheads (a British proto-punk rock band of the 70's and 80's). I really loved the German Expressionist mood of a lot of the concert scenes, and along with Andy Serkis's brilliant performance this print had to be made!
The print is 31.6x30cm and is a reduction lino, using 5 colours.

Here's the trailer for the film:

The Viking Drypoint

This is the drypoint print of the 'Big Red Beardy' viking, mentioned in the previous post. Its A3 (29.7 x 42cm) and made on a sheet of plastic, which I've not used before. Its very sensitive to any little marks made with a needle; from very fine gentle lines to deep gouged strokes, and also sandpaper. Its much more responsive than zinc, which I used before. I assume not so many prints can be made with it as it may wear out due to it being a softer material.