Linoleum Block Printing:)

-My element was oxygen.

-Oxygen is used to keep up alive, and plants use it for photosynthesis. We use in for   oxygen tanks as well.

-I came up with my idea because when I went to the website example. I saw that the artist for my element drew a man with an oxygen tank in a jet. It gave me the idea to draw a scuba diver. I went on Google images and got inspired on how to draw him.

-The first thing I did was thought of my idea, and then I drew some sketches. After that I got approval from Ms. Hull and drew it on tracing paper. Then, I got a Linoleum square, and drew on my drawing backwards with pen. Next, I got tools to carve the positive space on the linoleum block. Lastly, I picked a few colors, and printed them.

-My thoughts on the project are that it was fun. I enjoyed printing them since I haven’t worked with paint in a while. I was lucky to get an element that I was familiar with, because I had already had several ideas in mind before we started.

-Next time, I would print a blue block because that’s the first color that I think of when I think of Oxygen. I would also draw the scuba diver differently, because it didn’t turn out as well as I thought it would.

Photo on 2011-06-10 at 12.02
Photo on 2011-06-10 at 12.02