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Printmaking and Illustration By Oliver Flude

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martinkochany:

martinkochany:

So, what is the Patron Fruit of Printmaker’s? ( Patron Fruits are secular celebrants acknowledged by the branch of the Secular movement with a sense of humour)
After picking Quince from the backyard and wild Sloes from the river bank - these are my candidate for Patron Fruits of Print. Both are older than our collective memories of our lands and each reveal their properties through further care & processing.

Re-blog & propose your own Patron Fruit. This topic could be bigger than the scrim debate of 1972 …

In addition to online suggestions we’ve had mulberries ( grown by sultans to cultivate silk worms - silk screen printing

I nominate pears, I like pears.

Lino cut of historical/fantasy landscape, 18”x18”. Printed at Hot Bed Press in Salford. With the help of  martinkochany So glad it’s finished. Phew

Lino cut of historical/fantasy landscape, 18”x18”. Printed at Hot Bed Press in Salford. With the help of martinkochany So glad it’s finished. Phew

All cut and ready to print on Thursday.

All cut and ready to print on Thursday.

First proof. Over half way cut but had to see what it was turning out like. Became all about the cutting. Forgot it had to be printed. Not too bad so far, needs some tightening up around the trees and things. Back to the cutting. Print deadline next Thursday. I have engaged the esteemed help of martinkochany for that task.

First proof. Over half way cut but had to see what it was turning out like. Became all about the cutting. Forgot it had to be printed. Not too bad so far, needs some tightening up around the trees and things. Back to the cutting. Print deadline next Thursday. I have engaged the esteemed help of martinkochany for that task.

Had to take this home to work on. Trying meet deadline for Manchester Contemporary submissions. Check out the Punch and Judy show on the beach, the monster in the lake, the steam train and the lovers on the bridge. Still need to do the churches and the water stuff, cellars and caves and decide what is happening with the background. Pretty sure I’m going to drop the flying machine/hot air balloon, throws the perspective off too much.

Getting one of the main characters right.

10 random penciled pages from my graphic novel 300 Days of the Red Khan. This is also taking a while like my linocuts. Hoped to have the first episode inked by now, but I’ve still got about 15 pages to pencil first. Started planing episode 3 and 4 though, so not all slow going. Still fun.