This is Inktober again !
Inktober is a challenge for al artists who want to get better at inking, or any other technique.
I wanted to improve on a new medium I started not long ago : linocut !
My challenge for this inktober, that I ended up calling linoctober for me, is to do 1 linocut for each week of october. It’s 5 linocut in total and I took a theme that I like : Travel.
I’m very new to linocut and although I might not be able to give some tips yet, I can talk to you about my experience.
As of today I already made two prints : the forest and the whale.
And it had been very fun and helped me find more focus in what I do, as each carving stroke is important. I need to keep my focus during all the time I am carving my linocut.
I invite you to go check my instagram. Each week I do a give away to offer to one of my followers the linocut print done during the week :
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Giveaway time ! Yes yes yes ! Let's do a giveaway for this #inktober linocut print as well. To get it, its very simple : 1. be following me 2. like the post 3. tag a friend in the comments for an extra chance. 4. Share this post in your story or profile for an extra chance. 5. good luck ! I will give the result wednesday 17th ! yay ! #giveaway #freebies #Linocut #printmaking #linoprint #gravure #blockprint #carved #workinggirl #forest #begreen #carving #etsyhandmade #justprintmaking #inktober #inktober2018 #linogravure #handcarved #handmade #etsy #seller #instadaily #creative #process #artistsoninstagram #independantwomen #instagood #reliefprint #illustration #craft
I really hope I can go to the end of my challenge. I am not the kind to give up and I have managed to finish the inktober challenge the past 3 years. You can watch the sketchbook tour of my inktober of 2017 here .
Carving the whale linoblock took me two days.
It’s quite long for my standard, but during these days I was lucky enough to have a wonderful sun during the whole process. I was outside and I collected the whole process in a video :
Thank you for reading and give me strength to finish this challenge !
Don’t forget to participate in my giveaway and see you soon !