This lino cut is of family pet Rocky, the bearded dragon. He likes to roam around the laminate flooring and intimidate the dog. He will also climb up on your shoulder when you’re watching TV. He’s a real cuteypie.
This work is done using the suicide method of block printing. For this you produce a multi-coloured print using the same block, by progressively cutting away each colour. You end up totally destroying the block, so there’s little room for error and there’s no chance of ever doing a reprinted edition.
I printed wet on wet to get a slightly ‘fizzy’ surface texture and to encourage some colour mixing.
Oil pigment on Zercoll paper.