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The Lino and Woodcut Prints of Jeffrey Knopf.

As a side project I have started carving this.
I was looking at the grooves in this roughly sawn piece of wood and I saw a face, so I started carving and emphasising areas of it.

As a side project I have started carving this.
I was looking at the grooves in this roughly sawn piece of wood and I saw a face, so I started carving and emphasising areas of it.

Well the detail is now cut so next to think about the background, but that is for another day.
As always there are a couple of mistakes but these are the human element of the process.

Well the detail is now cut so next to think about the background, but that is for another day.
As always there are a couple of mistakes but these are the human element of the process.

I love getting parcels in the post, today’s was the new print from Andy Magee aka Truckprints, it is fantastic.
Thank you.

I love getting parcels in the post, today’s was the new print from Andy Magee aka Truckprints, it is fantastic.
Thank you.

Putting the finishing touches to my Fulehung block.

In the Battle of Murten in 1476, the Thun fighters captured the Bold the court jester of Charles. This, now called Fulehung the translation  is The Lazy Dog, he is at the present time the most famous character of Ausschiesset. With mask, and Söiblattere Schyt equipped, he chases the crowd through the streets of Thun and distributes sweets to the children.

This folk tradition will be happening a 5 am on Monday the 22nd September and is part of a Three day festival.

Putting the finishing touches to my Fulehung block.

In the Battle of Murten in 1476, the Thun fighters captured the Bold the court jester of Charles. This, now called Fulehung the translation is The Lazy Dog, he is at the present time the most famous character of Ausschiesset. With mask, and Söiblattere Schyt equipped, he chases the crowd through the streets of Thun and distributes sweets to the children.

This folk tradition will be happening a 5 am on Monday the 22nd September and is part of a Three day festival.

Baggage man all inked
So he is inked, I am sure that I will amend specific areas whilst cutting the block, the feet are causing me problems so I may leave them to last, along with the vortex above his head.

Baggage man all inked
So he is inked, I am sure that I will amend specific areas whilst cutting the block, the feet are causing me problems so I may leave them to last, along with the vortex above his head.

The slow yet precise process of inking in.

The slow yet precise process of inking in.

Here we go with some action shots thanks to my wife Tara, transferring a tracing to a block can be an arduous process, recently I purchased a wooden egg and have found that it is better to transfer images with this than with anything else I have used.

Tracing done,I have also got him holding a mask more details will be added once this is transferred to the woodblock.

Tracing done,I have also got him holding a mask more details will be added once this is transferred to the woodblock.