Young chicken linocut 1

I vaguely remember that we did linocuts at primary school but can’t remember what I did nor printing it, so maybe we didn’t complete them. I wanted a cheap way of starting to print without a press, and thought linocuts might be worth trying.

Janet E Davis, Young chicken linocut 1,  drawing on lino

Young chicken linocut 1, drawing

Janet E Davis, Young chicken linocut 1 - stage 2

Young chicken linocut 1 – stage 2

Young chicken linocut 1 stage 2 view 2 by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 stage 2 view 2

Young chicken linocut 1 stage 3 by Janet E Davis

Young chicken linocut 1 stage 3

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 1 by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 1

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 2 by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 2.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 3 by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 3

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 4 by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 4

I have always paused to talk to the chickens when passing them at Ouseburn Farm. The young chicken in this print was hatched at the farm, and is one of a group that tends to rush over to see me. Several of them, especially the young ones, have a habit of flying up onto the rail of the inner fence of their enclosure to look a bit closer at my face. The hint of dinosaur seems more obvious in these young birds.

I made some minor changes to the linocut, and think it is now finished unless the proof-printing shows up something I need to (and can) change, so I took a snap of the linocut and did a couple more rubbings with wax crayon.

Young chicken linocut 1 - last stage by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 – last stage (probably).

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 5 by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 5.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 6 by Janet E Davis.

Young chicken linocut 1 rubbing 6.

Young chicken linocut 1 inked © Janet E Davis

Young chicken linocut 1 inked © Janet E Davis

Young chicken linocut 1 print © Janet E Davis

Young chicken linocut 1 print © Janet E Davis

 

 

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