Commander In Tweet
A social commentary on the petulant outbursts of the irassible self proclaimed "stable genius" Donald J. Trump. This hand printed linocut print is a three stage reduction. A reduction print is a multicolor print in which the separate colors printed from the same block at different stages. The lightest color of the design is printed first, then the block is "reduced" by carving to the areas to print the second color from, and so forth. The image measures 8 x 11.5 inches and is printed on 11x 14 inch white stonehenge paper.
Drafting and Carving Process
Using reference I began the sketch process. After transferring the image to the block I started fleshing out the details in ink. Once I completed inking the details I carved the outline of the form with a vein gouge so I had a shape to work within. After carving away the space around the image I printed the first yellow layers. The next step was to carve away where the yellow shows through and print the orange layer on top. The final step was to carve away everything but the black layer and print it over the first two layers.