I Try BLOCK PRINTING: Cutting Lino into Art Stamps!

I Try BLOCK PRINTING: Cutting Lino into Art Stamps!



I am being really brave in actually approaching the subject of today's video you see I attempted liner carving / block printing when I was about 11 or 12 in high school and I received a pretty pretty bad injury in fact I still have a scar I know that's where it was I think that's it you can see it there let me just outline it it's like it was right there it was one just like this where the razor of the tool as I was carving sliced my finger oh I'm sorry it's really difficult to talk about it was worse than it looks now okay I was a long time ago it's had a lot of time to heal but that was that was brutal at the time okay maybe it wasn't that bad but I still feel like I'm being brave okay give our lesson German welcome to draw ijazah I'm Jezza until I'm going to be attempting some block printing it simple using a sheet of lino and using these carving tools to curve out the lawn linoleum and then later putting on some paint flopping it onto some paper and then voila you have a bit of a stand I'm probably gonna cut this into quarters and just experiment with some different techniques and try and get the hang of it like I said it has been a very long time since I last attempted this whole lino cutting block printing thing so I'm going to be going in with a little bit of help from Skillshare those of you who watch the channel enough know that I swear by secure they have over 26,000 classes in illustration drawing design business technology and loads more so whether you want to learn how to learn sort of cinematography or cinematographer is that it's that word synonym cinematic cinematic lighting and filming techniques why not head over to my profile this is me and I have two classes that I'm teaching on Skillshare one on how to be a youtuber and then also if you want to know how to talk to camera which all of you know by now is something I'm really really good at and I'm gonna be following along with their block printing glasses which you can see just from searching there are a lot more people who know about it then I've gone over to Skillshare check out my closes check out the courses I reference with the the liner cutting block printing stuff or anything else on Skillshare and you can do so for free for the first two months if you're one of the first 500 people to check out that link in the card and in the description so I'm getting started like I said you would cut this into quarters I don't even know if this is gonna cut it hey that was a clever play on words ha okay me so what I thought I'd do before I follow the school share classes is just attempt a little carving of my own with no help assumption number one eyes draw on it with pencil let's dabble with the Jezza avatars I normally like to do I wanna make him like as obnoxious as possible because in theory this will turn into a stamp that I can like plaster everywhere and if I have like a super obnoxious jazz' face that I can just stamp on anything cook oh oh I'll be happy okay that's that's that's what I want to stamp on everything including the faces of strangers pausing you've been jazz it alright assumption to it's time to cut I'm gonna put on a love story traumatized by my early experiences let's use the the square the square edge cover you ready oh wow yeah see that curves easier than I remember and essentially I want to leave sort of blank areas or that the error is uncarved which will be the colored surfaces of the stamp getting close to the action so you can see how satisfying it is ready oh yeah hard to control hence the the battle scar I can totally see how I slipped and cut myself because I'm putting a quite a lot of pressure and really pushing in a direction that you know one slip and there goes your finger just like what happened to me those many years ago tis but a scratch ready here's the dimple carve have me dimples my next assumption is that I need to carve out the empty space so outside of where I want it to actually stand I'll use this larger carving tool just sort of scoop out chunky areas of it by the way if you're wondering what the bad days are for working on a different 3d printing project involves much of the same motion so I've got a blister on the bottom here that was huge and I cut all the skin on the top of my finger because I'm just sort of adding to that injury today I have echoes of the voice of my old high school teacher spinning around in my head saying to cut away from your hand which is probably the reason I cut my own in the first place back then and I am finding that now that I'm actually doing that that is a much more convenient and reliable feeling way of doing this ok another assumption is that I don't need to carve all of the outside areas out I can just carve out an edge alright everybody this is it this is the moment of truth it's a red paint just gonna plop it on here Oh even just that looks cool alright you ready this is my first ever unguarded attempt as an adult at doing some block printing Hey Pam you ready this is it this is the moment not bad it definitely has the effect I'm going for like I could just slap this on random things be like BAM jazz it but I mean it's sort of it's all filled there's no lines there's only lack of lines I mean it definitely looks cool I think I'm off to a good start so I'm going to follow some security courses and dive into the rest of my sample pieces and see what I can come up with and then after a few hours of soaking all that stuff in I'm going to try and put my newfound skills into practice and do something as epic as I possibly can so started off in a class by John Gromit called clock printing up clock printing block printing design and create your first print that'll be useful if I could print a clock oh they do have a 3d printer so maybe we'll do that no I'm getting distracted the course had a bunch of super useful tips the one I found most helpful was the sharing of the process of sketch creation and transferring those to the block so first I'll just sketch on paper with preferably a darker or softer pencil and then I could just flip it over onto the linoleum and rub really hard until it transfers onto it it's really useful because obviously however I draw it particularly if there's writing it means that when you flip it you're gonna cut then in Reverse but then when you stamp it it'll be exactly what you designed another really cool tip was to trace with a fine liner and then fill in with a sharpie either the areas that you will or won't cut it could be useful to leave the areas that you won't cut filled in with a sharpie because then I guess it sort of shows where the ink will be I don't know I tended to prefer to fill in the areas I would cut out with the sharpie so then I knew exactly where I still had to cut out and then of course by doing this you have a really clean layout and design to work with before you carve so that unlike my initial pencil attempt it doesn't smudge everywhere as you cut using these tips I created a mind stamp which was basically something I've thought that much like being able to stamp my jazzer avatar everywhere I thought it might be useful to have a stamp that I could slap on boxes or walls or people's faces to declare them as my property hands off I know just bit of fun but also a bit of a way to test out seeing how writing goes when carving it in Reverse another thing I should mention at this point is all of the classes talked about using ink the rolling or even sort of oil paint if you didn't have that available I only really had a bunch of acrylic paint and as you'll see later it's not the best option but it sort of worked and you can mix in enough water at certain points to get the viscosity you need to create the stamps so it was just my workaround for now maybe one day in the future I'll reappropriation on multicolored block printing and talked about a few different approaches to creating block prints with multiple colors Josa talks a lot about creating a register essentially ensuring that no matter where you're printing on the page or if you're swapping blocks you're always going to stamp in the right place I did a very loose attempt at doing something like a register in a very simple multicolor block print but I think worked pretty well I could definitely be more accurate but I was just attempting a really simple version of a multicolor block print as you can see here I attempted the two-part print with a superhero pose essentially breaking up the costume and silhouette into two sections of color both transferred from the same illustration and as carefully on the same size to block as the piece of paper as possible again the the transferring to the block from the sketch and carving was a little improvised as was the register and printing itself but even so I'm gonna say it turned out pretty cool so obviously if I took a more refined approach I'd be able to create more predictable more reliable results but I think it works quite well given my fairly relaxed approach in this method the two last courses are followed where Anna Sokolov Oz I don't add burnout that linocut in children's book illustration course and Latham atz's quick and easy block printing class anna's class was well okay first off she is one of the most adorable presenters I've ever followed on Skillshare her enthusiasm for the process is contagious and her skills are really impressive too of course took me through the whole process in several dramatic examples and covered cool methods like metallic printing the use of gradients and a single print and incorporating color in the paper lifeís class was a great example of using shading techniques to create more realistic imagery where the other classes I'd followed so far had used more of a cel shaded and blah he style of carving in general the ambition and expertise of these two causes and the other two that I'd watched so far took me to a place where I had a lot more confidence and I really felt ready to take on something a little more ambitious [Applause] [Applause] all right so I've got a bit carried away with this activity it's on to day two and I've really just got sucked into my more ambitious final piece which I hope you'll agree has turned out pretty cool I've attempted to do it in two parts I don't know if this will work so I thought we'd just go through it together in real time and soak in the success or the failure I sort of incorporated all the lessons I learned from the previous school chair video where I learnt a lot about doodling and I think that in theory could sort of marry in quite well to the background here and then in the foreground we have these sort of sort of like propaganda s exempt as the good kind of propaganda for of the motherland of creativity what accent is this I don't know ah all right let's not waste any more bloody time let's start over oh no I broke my Oh No that was too rough oh it's too rough and I Britney into the brush fire let's start off with I might go like a dark blue background and then like a light blue foreground like I said in the time-lapse I don't have the proper materials to do this the way that people in the Skillshare courts did it I'm just doing it with acrylic paint and apparently you just get much better results using ink or even oil paints all right you ready we rolled onto the paddle already that looks really cool the acrylic dries quite quickly apparently so I'm just gonna flop this on nice and quick I'm just gonna mix the light blue into the dark blue that I've already got in here and I hope that it creates a cool texture or effect or something yeah I'm just improvising and just cuz I mix it with dark blue I'm just gonna balance it out throw some white in there again improvising I've got my light blue that's it worked all right come on fit in there ah okay and then I'm just gonna walk a little bit of paint on this little end here pop you in your hole go on get in there all right roll roll like you've never blown your own before you're busted come on get on there son I'm feeling this one didn't work whoa that actually turned out pretty cool Wow way way better than I expected look at that that's cool the fact that I didn't sort of family press down the blue until a bit later has made for more of a texture there which I think actually really works in its favor and then also the the blue here was a little thicker and less watery thought so I think that sort of just applied more evenly but it's resulted in a really unique and I think pretty well executed final piece let's do another one this is fun I'm gonna go green up top like this keep mixing that in I'm gonna grab some yellow quickly mix this into before it all dries and whack it on the bottom and sort of gradient it up I don't know if this will work or not but I'm having fun giving it a bloody go all right for the second color something completely different let's go with like orange and then we'll turn that into a red yeah well you guys slap it on the bottom gradient it up and it's flop time alright oh my god this is intense and also just quick note we only own one roller and I've just ruined it so I'm gonna have to go buy a new one for mrs. jazz' finds out and uses this one on me all right you ready This Is It this is the reveal this is our ambitious roll oh no I didn't expect that the paper dries to the paint this is a slightly slightly disappointing final reveal just take it so the paper with it let's take this one off dries that's dry yeah ruin it Wow Wow there is a lesson to be had in this and that is there's a reason that every single skill share course I've followed has lesson one materials back if you're willing to overlook my shoddy end result at least we have one decent final print let's just do this ignore that one and this has been so much fun I've learned a lot believe it or not even though I again ignore that one and regardless of the fact that I still have a bit to learn I feel like I've progressed leaps and bounds since my first attempt and you know what mistakes are gonna say the results from just a simple design to a repeatable reusable print if you use the right materials has been really satisfying and really cool and you can see how every single print will be unique once again all of the courses that I followed out in the description so if you want to follow them yourself and follow the actual instructions particularly when it comes to materials they're all there for you to check out and there are over 26,000 classes go check it out and if you're one of the lucky first 500 people to use the link in the card and in the description you will get two months of Skillshare absolutely free Skillshare isn't like a one-time use thing or a lesson that you take and learn and then it's isolated to that moment a day I learned about doodling and how to do that are lessons that I've been able to hold on to it actually just apply really comfortably today so they're lessons that you take with you and they really do progress with you as you develop on your creative journey I can't thank Skillshare enough for sponsoring this video that's it for now lazy Java thank you so much for watching I hope you enjoyed my little foray into block printing and lino cutting I have to go buy a new rolling pin before I get found out but before I go make sure to LIKE this video if you enjoyed it and subscribe to Georgie have more fun with art and creativity thank you so much for watching and until next time I'll see you later make sure to subscribe to my channel to see more of my videos and while you're at it check out my shop where I sell ebooks brushes photo references video courses and more there's another video you might enjoy from my channel over there and you can also check out my behind-the-scenes daily vlog channel daily Jazza that's it for now and until next time I'll see you later

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