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Red Wombat Lino by ursulav Red Wombat Lino by ursulav
Further adventures in printmaking!

This was my second attempt, and I learned from it that while you CAN cut out block text, and it WILL print--it won't print reliably. I must have pulled twenty or thirty prints of this one, only seven of which were salvageable. The problem was that the fine little lines between words kept filling up with ink, and eventually I was cleaning the block between every single print, and finally gave up and said "Never mind, then," and went and did the Interrogative Wombat instead. (I think I'll be able to get an edition of 50 out of that! Yay!*)

Anyway, 3 x 4. Since this is such a small edition, I'm just giving 'em as gifts to friends, except for the one you see here, which I'll e-bay.


*If you're interested in buying, there's a waiting list for these little prints--if you'd like to join, leave a comment at [link] I've been selling 'em for $5, just because they're small and not terribly good yet, but demand is outstripping supply, so the waiting list is the way to go.
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sebreg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
perfect in its simplicity
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RedWombat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
:D Hehehehe.
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icedragon369 Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
even at 3x4 you shouldn't have a problem with the spaces between letters. it's quite possible that you were over inking it in the first place. otherwise, your ink could be too liquid (just add some magnesium powder to it in that case)

i love lino, but to be honest, it can be quite a pain, lol (i had to make this edition with something around 7 layers or so)

anyhoo, enjoy your future magical lino adventures :P
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Pinky-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Student
Oh man, this brings back memories. Our art class did print making last year, THAT was a blister filled adventure! XD

Very cute. Good luck in your further printmaking adventures!
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007
hes so cute!! :)
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spiraldust Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
Another cheer for unusual and adorable art. :) I had no idea printmaking was such a pain. I've never worked with block prints before. I'd like to, though, but have no idea how to get started. T'is a shame so few prints were salvageable.
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BringerofNothing Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
heehee! he's so cute. I did some linoluem prints in art class, and I know what a pain it is to have the ink fill in the little lines. XD

[link] <-- here's my first one if you want to look at it
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mercury-yume Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
your logo is made of cute. I love seeing what you do with it :)
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malika-mango Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
You know, I think that the "non-perfect" prints are cute as can be, and imperfections give them an organic, hand-made quality that I really like. I even think that on this one there could be more of the little red blotches that aren't part of the print. I think it looks adorable and neat. I mean, that is just my opinion, but I don't like the perfect look .... it almost looks amateur.

Anyway, these are fantastic and I can't wait to see more!!
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quiklain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
wow.......so much negative space in the block, very nicely done, i know it is a pain to keep the white paper white and not showing the slightest missed cut where the lino is a little higher than the rest of the back
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