Nick Morley's Beautiful Linocut Prints
British artist Nick Morley, aka Linocutboy, makes art using the traditional technique of linocut printmaking. It's a process similar to woodcut printing, but with thick sheets of linoleum as the medium, which cuts differently than wood or other natural materials. This video documents the making of one print from drawing to carving to printing. "Making the linocut involves carefully planning the image, transferring it to the lino block and then carving away the unwanted parts with gouges. What's left behind is inked up and printed on Nick's etching press. This Deep Sea Diver is printed from seven blocks. The color blocks are inked up in various color blends and the black 'key' block is printed last. Each layer has to be carefully registered so that everything aligns properly." Morley's prints are available in his store, and he's written several blog posts to help aspiring artists get started with linocut art.