Peek #31 thru #35: Art of the Apple.

Peek #31 thru #35: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #31 thru #35

A series of four 4-color illustrations have been drawn and are being created as linocut prints to accompany a short poem, Art of the Apple which is being typeset by hand and letterpress printed directly on the illustrations.

With the “Sungold” block printed as shown in the previous peek, the “Palepink” block was carved and printed. After the “Palepink” layer was dried, the next line in the poem was set by hand with metal type and letterpress printed on the page.

The “Leafygreen” and “Ash” blocks are the next steps in the process of printing the “Blossom” illustration for Art of the Apple.

Stay tuned for upcoming peeks, which will include glimpses of the next steps in this process and watch our progress as we drink lots of tea and continue working on Art of the Apple.

Click here to see peek #25 thru #30.

Click here to see peek #22 thru #24.

Click here to see peek #18 thru #21.

Click here to see peek #17.

Click here to see peek #11 thru #16.

Click here to see peek #6 thru #10.

Click here to see peek #1 thru #5.

Peek #31 thru #35: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #31 thru #35: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #31 thru #35: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

Peek #31 thru #35: Art of the Apple. Photo (c) 2012 Peach Farm Studio.

8 responses to “Peek #31 thru #35: Art of the Apple.

  1. Pingback: Peek #36 thru #37: Art of the Apple. « Peach Farm Studio·

    • Piece of advice #1: Watch out for the thumb on your left hand when using sharp objects. [Ouch.]. Piece of advice #2: Gray linoleum may be easier to carve than tan linoleum, but the gray blocks have a crumbly quality, like apple cobbler. If you like apple pie crust that holds it’s shape a little better use tan blocks instead of gray.

      • same with the softer blocks some of us are forced to use, the pink is better than the white stuff.
        i have to say, whatever registration process you are using to keep all the printing aligned is pretty magnificent

        • Decent registration involves the tricky process of making sure the planets are in proper alignment when printing. It also helps to print at as close to sea level as possible during a New Moon or at least a full moon. ;) That or having myopia, tons of patience and a bit of luck.

      • Piece of advice #1.5: Warm the lino first (whatever the colour) and it’ll cut like butter! I use a hot water bottle and tend to carve two blocks at each sitting – I have one warming whilst I cut the other, and swap them regularly! Oh, and keep your tools sharp… and your fingers out of the way!

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