Thursday, August 27, 2009

And they're off!

Guess what this is? Yes, indeedy, it's the first color pass on the next "Underfoot" linocut. Bonus points if you can figure out what's wrong with this side-by-side image of plate and print. I certainly hope the printmaker pays better attention to the other details of this process.


  1. Oh, you don't really want me answer that? At least you've spotted it yourself and can do what's necessary! (Don't feel bad - I once printed 3 etchings, allowing for 2 more when time was in favour. Well, when the time came, I flipped #s 4 and 5!)

  2. upside down? hard to tell with such a small image

  3. :-) Uh huh, upside down. To be fair, I print wide-ways in the jig, so I turned the plate right end up and the print wrong end up... didn't even notice until I posted the pic. As long as I get the plate back in the jig the right way 'round, it will all be good. But yes, I've done that upside-down thing before. I have ALSO printed a first color so pale that I accidentally printed the second color on the back side.

    Occupational hazards!